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The High Museum of Art has launched a new monthly film series in collaboration with Atlanta’s Film Love.
Film Love has been offering Atlanta glimpses at rare and unique cinema for nearly 20 years, and has worked to highlight the relationship between film and visual art through events and public screenings, according to program materials. The group’s partnership with the High will expand those efforts.
“The Museum is thrilled to introduce this new series with Film Love,” Erin Dougherty, head of public programs and community engagement at the High, said in a statement. “Film Love has been highly influential in celebrating the diversity of cinema and expanding the Atlanta community’s perception of film as an art form. We look forward to seeing how our visitors respond to the series and how it builds on their experiences at the museum.”
The first film in the series will be shown on Dec. 13. Titled Behind the Lens: Kusama Films, the piece coincides with the High’s ongoing exhibition Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, according to program materials. It’s comprised of short films of some of the artist’s 1960’s performances and more recent films of her singing, performing and reciting poetry.
From January through May, films will be selected by Film Love’s founder and curator, Andy Ditzler from more than 150 screenings his group has held over the past 16 years, program materials state. The screenings will blend genres and projection methods and span early cinema to the present.
“The Film Love retrospective screenings will give audiences at the High a glimpse of a vast and fascinating field of moviemaking almost totally untouched by commercial movie theaters or art cinemas,” Ditzler said in a statement.
Behind the Lens: Kusama Films will be shown at the High’s Hill Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Dec. 13. The screening is free for members, and $14.50 for non-members. Seating is limited, and tickets can be reserved here.