Gustav Deutsch in EYE: premiere, talks, masterclass and installation
Gustav Deutsch and his art director Hanna Schimek are in Amsterdam from 31 May. The Austrian filmmaker, best known for his found footage fims, will be in Amsterdam to attend the screening of Shirley – Visions of Reality, his debut as a feature film director. Deutsch and Schimek will also lead a masterclass and present a new installation, the Associative Image Atlas.
Thirteen of Edward Hopper’s most famous paintings are brought to life in Shirley – Visions of Reality, a film which at the same time narrates the story of the politically active American actress Shirley, who hopes to change the course of history. Turbulent years pass in review against the sharp contours, colours and light of Hopper’s emblematic impressions of American life.
The film premiered at the Berlin Festival in 2013 and is now showing in EYE and theatres across the country. EYE is celebrating the premiere of Shirley… with a number of special events.
Tuesday May 27th (19:15) ‘Gustav Deutsch meets Edward Hopper’: an evening programme devoted to Gustav Deutsch organized by E*Cinema. Prior to the pre-premiere of Shirley…, EYE curator on Expanded Cinema Mark-Paul Meyer and film expert and programmer Jan van den Brink will talk about the relationship between Deutsch’s film and Hopper’s paintings. The programme includes film fragments from the works of other filmmakers who were inspired by the American painter. The screening is followed by the opening of the Associative Image Atlas, an installation designed by Deutsch and Schimek in which an important role is reserved for the sets of Shirley… .
Saturday May 31st (19:15) screening of Deutsch’s FILM IST. a girl & a gun (2009) to live music by Michel Banabila and Machinefabriek, who will be performing an original and new score (with thanks to CineSonic and the Goethe Institut Amsterdam). Later that evening (21:15), Deutsch and art director Hanna Schimek will give a special talk to introduce the screening of Shirley…
Tuesday June 3rd (19:15) master class by Deutsch and Schimek following the screening of Shirley… .
EYE is distributing Deutsch’ first feature film nationwide. Earlier, EYE released the found footage film Welt Spiegel Kino (2006) and the Film Ist. Series to Dutch theatres.