at 5:30 pmOpening Reception, Exhibit and Movie, FREE!
Marc Chagall and the Bible: Etchings and Lithographs from the Wayne F. Yakes Collection
Noted for his fanciful, extravagant paintings of scenes from the Jewish world of his youth, Chagall’s work is often regarded as mysterious and hallucinatory. His illustrations for the Hebrew Bible are both richly imagined and soberly straightforward. His biblically-inspired art stands as a record of his own soul-searching – his own quest for religious meaning and understanding. These magnificent works inspire us to undertake that journey for ourselves.
The Good Book: Biblical Illuminations by Michelle Barnes
Michelle Barnes has won numerous awards for her illustrations in books, magazines, and newspapers, including a Society of Illustrators Silver Medal Award. She is a former teacher at both the Schools of Visual Arts and Parsons in New York City, as well as at the Art Center College of Design in California. Her work has appeared in such publications as The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Sports Illustrated, Spin, and Ms. Her latest project is 225 individual pieces for an interactive CD-ROM of the Bible.
Winner of the Emmy for Best Documentary Film
Homage to Chagall: The Colours of Love, 7:30 p.m.
Directed by Harry Rasky
Canada/English, 1977, 88 minutes
Homage to Chagall is an enthralling portrait of the legendary Russian-born artist. For over three-quarters of a century, Chagall set new standards for modern art with his colorful, heartfelt paintings, murals and stained glass works. Combining images of his magnificent art and rare interviews with Chagall as he nears his 90th birthday, the film brings to life his devotion to his Jewish heritage and his love of humanity.
With brief introduction by MACC Curator of Exhibitions, Simon Zalkind
Light hors d’oeuvres, wine and beverages provided.
at 4:00 pm10th Annual Fred Marcus Memorial Holocaust Lecture
presented by The Holocaust Awareness Institute at the University of Denver’s Center for Judaic Studies in cooperation with MACC’s JAAMM Festival
And Crown Thy Good: Varian Fry in Marseille
Lecture and Documentary Film Screening by Filmmaker Pierre Sauvage
Tickets $15/general admission.
Free for students, teachers and survivors (RSVP requested for free tickets (303) 316-6360)
“Pierre Sauvage will preview and discuss his new film, And Crown Thy Good: Varian Fry in Marseilles, a documentary work-in-progress by Pierre Sauvage (Varian Fry Institute, 2013), a fascinating, soon-to-be-released film about a courageous and little-known rescuer, Varian Fry. Pierre Sauvage, who is also the president and founder of the Chambon Foundation/Varian Fry Institute, is currently focusing on the underexplored American experience of the Holocaust.”
at 7:00 pmIsraeli Box Office Smash Success
Directed by Joseph Cedar
Israel/Hebrew, 2011, 103 minutes
Sunday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m., The Elaine Wolf Theatre, MAC
$10, reserved seating
Renowned Israeli Filmmaker Joseph Cedar presents a universal story of a father/son rivalry within the very esoteric setting of the Talmudic Studies Department of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. One of them is about to receive a major award for his work. But which one? Mr Cedar, himself a recipient of many awards, wonders about the human need for recognition and the price we are willing to pay to obtain it. Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Picture, winner of the Israeli Ophir for Best Picture and Best Screenplay at Cannes (to name just a few), Footnote is a thoughtful and engaging character study