Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Community Arts Film Series
DREAMING AGAINST THE WORLD captures the life, work and struggle of one of the most original yet under-recognized artists of the 20th century - the writer and painter Mu Xin - and in doing so offers a vivid account of art and its survival against all odds. During the Cultural Revolution he risked his life to write and paint while incarcerated, creating an astonishing body or work that merged East and West, the ancient and the modern, terror and transcendence. 35 min.
THE 100 YEARS SHOW - Carmen Herrera sketches by the window of her New York City apartment every morning. She is coming up on her 100th birthday and is bound to a wheelchair, but she still vibrates with the energy of a much younger woman. At midday most days she treats herself to a scotch. Then she returns to her work. Her canvases are radiant and disciplined, straight lines and shapes in just two colors. 30 min.