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Films & Schedules - REMBRANDT’S J’ACCUSE


Sat, Feb 20, 2010
at 3:30 PM (WH)
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Sun, Feb 21, 2010
at 5:15 PM (B3)
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In Rembrandt’s J’Accuse, Greenaway deconstructs The Night Watch, the greatest of the Dutch master’s portraits of Holland’s 17th-century militias. Greenaway, who began his career as a painter, takes the painting apart plane by plane and reads it the way it was read in 1642 after Rembrandt completed it: as an outrageous piece of theater in which the painter bit the aristocratic hand that fed him by embedding within the painting a sensational charge of murder. “A scholarly yet broadly accessible illustrated lecture that examines the Dutch master’s most famous painting for proof that it was responsible for his dramatic fall from grace. A companion piece to Greenaway’s Nightwatching [PIFF 32], this film brims with juicy conspiracy theories and forensic investigations worthy of top-tier TV crime drama.”—Variety. “Just because you have eyes does not mean you can see.”—Peter Greenaway.

Selected Filmography: The Cook, the Thief, His Wife (89), Pillow Book (96), Nightwatching (07).

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86 Minutes     Digital    

Interests: Documentary Views, Art.

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