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Films & Schedules - Nightwatching

Fri, Feb 13, 2009
at 8:30 PM (WH)

Sun, Feb 15, 2009
at 2 PM (WH)


DIRECTOR: Peter Greenaway - Netherlands

Rembrandt's painting "The Night Watch" was considered to be a radical political statement in its day, brimming with political and aesthetic allusions.  It provides the inspiration for Greenaway's masterful tale of aristocratic intrigue and art.  In 1642, at the absolute height of his career, Rembrandt is commissioned to paint the Amsterdam Musketeer Militia.  He soon learns of the seedy conspiracies within the soldiers' ranks and resolves to expose their hypocrisies through the portrait itself.  Greenaway tells the story as a theatrical suspense thriller, employing his characteristic visual invention and splendor to cinematically realize the fabrics, metals, light, and exquisite details that make the art of the Dutch Golden Age so stirring and impressive.  In English 

Selected Filmography: The Draughtsman's Contract (82), A Zed & Two Noughts (85), The Belly of an Architect (87), The Cook the Theif His Wife & Her Lover (89), Prospero's Books (91), The Pillow Book (96), The Tulse Luper Suitcases (03-04).

WH     134 Minutes    

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