May 5, 2017 – 7:00 pm
Frist Art Museum Auditorium
Free; first come, first seated
Lauded as one of the world’s greatest films, Antonioni’s narrative follows Thomas, a trendy photographer in Swinging London during the 1960s. After unwittingly capturing a murder on film, Thomas embarks on a drug-drenched journey that features mysterious women, fashion groupies and, of course, gorgeous photography. Inspired by the life of photographer David Bailey and starring David Hemmings and Vanessa Redgrave, this mod masterpiece is not to be missed.
Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. 111 minutes. NR. 35 mm
This film is part of the film series “Imagining Photographers on Film”
Movies make indelible impressions on us and shape how we imagine a host of glamorous professionals, such as detectives, painters, and starlets. Be they surrounded by gorgeous models, contending with high-strung editors, or involved in high-stakes intrigue, career photographers make fascinating protagonists. Inspired by the exhibition Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty, we invite you to three classic films that offer very different visions of photographers’ lives.