ART ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK

Free Thursdays
EVERY THURSDAY, THE WALKER IS OPEN UNTIL 9 PM AND ADMISSION TO THE GALLERIES AND SELECTED EVENTS IS FREE.


THIS MONTH'S HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE A FREE SCREENING SERIES DEVOTED TO THE FILMS THAT INSPIRED JOHN WATERS AND LIVELY DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THE ART OF MAN RAY.

FREE ASSOCIATE
: Rub elbows with the culturally curious. FREE THOUGHT: Take in an intriguing blend of films and speakers. FREE PRESS: Win the book-of-the-week. FREE ENTERPRISE: Coffee, wine, beer, and food will be available for purchase. Break free from routine. Every Thursday at the Walker.


MAY 4, 2000
FREE FILM: THE FACES OF TRASH, 6:30 PM
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant), directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
One of filmmaker John Waters' favorite directors, Fassbinder is the New German Cinema's answer to Douglas Sirk. Tensions arise and hearts are smashed in this story of a middle-aged, divorced fashion designer who leaves her lover for a soon-to-be model. 1972, Germany, in German with English subtitles, 124 minutes. Lecture Room.

FREE LECTURE: BODIES OF DESIRE, 7 PM
Explore the collaboration between Man Ray and one of his favorite models, photographer Lee Miller, with art historian Whitney Chadwick. Auditorium. More...

MAY 11, 2000
FREE TRUNK SHOW WITH JEWELRY ARTIST LISA JENKS: 4:30-8:30 PM
Show Mom how you feel with artist-made jewelry from the Walker Art Center Shops.
FREE GALLERY TALK: 6:30 PM
Cultural historian Jeanine Ferguson, Ph.D., speaks about the art of Man Ray in the context of other avant-garde artists, writers, and thinkers of the 1920s and 1930s. Gallery A.
FREE FILM: THE FACES OF TRASH, 7 PM
Boom!, directed by Joseph Losey
According to Waters, Boom! "is beyond bad, the other side of camp--a film so genuinely beautiful and awful that there is only one word to describe it: perfect." Elizabeth Taylor stars with Richard Burton in this film version of Tennessee Williams' The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore. 1968, U.K., 113 minutes. Auditorium.

MAY 18, 2000
FREE FILM: THE FACES OF TRASH, 6 PM
Sins of the Fleshapoids, directed by Mike Kuchar
"George and Mike Kuchar's films were my first inspiration . . . the pivotal films of my youth, bigger influences than Warhol, Kenneth Anger, even The Wizard of Oz," writes Waters. Screening from a newly restored print, this overacted sci-fi drama is a classic of 1960s American underground cinema. 1965, U.S., 43 minutes. Lecture Room.


MAY 25, 2000
FREE GALLERY TALK: 6:30 PM
Vince Leo, Chair of Media Arts at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, addresses Man Ray's photography in terms of its experimental technical and formal qualities, such as the signature "solarization" effect present in much of his work. Gallery A.
FREE FILM: THE FACES OF TRASH, 7 PM
Divine Trash, directed by Steve Yeager
Get all the dirt on perhaps the filthiest movie ever made, Waters' Pink Flamingos. This documentary goes behind the scenes of the director's infamous films with the kind of juicy gossip that would drive Babs Johnson to murder. 1997, U.S., 105 minutes. Auditorium.




FREE THURSDAYS ARE MADE POSSIBLE WITH GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM THE PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS.