FILMFEST 2019 CARBONDALE SUNDAY

Sunday, September 29

THE TIMES OF BILL CUNNINGHAM

4:00pm
Crystal Theatre 

 

Narrated by Sarah Jessica Parker, THE TIMES OF BILL CUNNINGHAM features incredible photographs chosen from over 3 million previously unpublicized images and documents from iconic street photographer and fashion historian Bill Cunningham. Told in Cunningham’s own words from a recently unearthed 1994 interview, the photographer chronicles, in his customarily cheerful and plainspoken manner, moonlighting as a milliner in France during the Korean War, his unique relationship with First Lady Jackie Kennedy, his four decades at The New York Times and his democratic view of fashion and society. (USA, 2018) 1HR 14MIN 

Q&A TO FOLLOW

 

FESTIVALS | AWARDS: New York Film Festival 2018
DIRECTOR: Mark Bozek
DISTRIBUTED BY: Greenwich Entertainment
WITH: Bill Cunningham, Sarah Jessica Parker (Narrator)
COMMUNITY PARTNER: Carbondale Arts

MUSEUM TOWN

5:45pm
Crystal Theatre 

 

Jennifer Trainer’s captivating new documentary tells the story of a unique museum, the small town it calls home, and the great risk, hope, and power of art to transform a desolate post-industrial city. In 2017, MASS MoCA became the largest museum for contemporary art in the world—but just three decades before, its vast brick buildings were the abandoned relics of a massive shuttered factory. How did such a wildly improbable transformation come to be? A testament to tenacity and imagination, MUSEUM TOWN traces the remarkable story of how a small rural Massachusetts town went from economic collapse to art mecca. Threaded with interviews of a diverse cast – a tattooed curator, a fabricator, former factory worker, and shopkeepers—the film also looks at the artistic process itself, tracking the work and ideas of celebrated artist Nick Cave as he creates his groundbreaking installation at MASS MoCA, UNTIL. With appearances by artists ranging from James Turrell to David Byrne, narration by Meryl Streep, and a soundtrack from John Stirratt of Wilco, this documentary captures the meeting of small-town USA and the global art world as it tells a tale that is, like any great artwork, soulful, thought-provoking and unforgettable. (USA, 2019) 1HR 16MIN

Q&A TO FOLLOW

 

FESTIVALS | AWARDS: SXSW, Sarasota Film Festival, Provincetown Film Festival, Berkshire International Film Festival 2019
DIRECTOR: Jennifer Trainer
WRITTEN BY: Jennifer Trainer, Noah Bashevkin, Pola Rapaport
WITH: Nick Cave, David Byrne, Meryl Streep, Richard Criddle, Denise Markonish
COMMUNITY PARTNER: Anderson Ranch