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Art of the Real 2019

Image : "Just Don't Think I'll Scream" directed by Frank Beauvais

Presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center with support from MUBI, the 6th edition of the Art of the Real festival offers a survey of the most vital and innovative voices in nonfiction and hybrid filmmaking. The 2019 edition promises yet another vibrant slate of brilliant new works by internationally acclaimed filmmakers and impressive, award-winning debuts from around the world.

Here are the French productions featured in this year's edition including a spotlight on French artist and filmmaker Eric Baudelaire.


Screenings

Opening Night
Just Don’t Think I’ll Scream 
Directed by Frank Beauvais
Year: 2019
Runtime: 75 mins
Screening with Deborah Stratman’s Vever (for Barbara)
> North American Premiere

Film Catastrophe 
Directed by Paul Grivas
Year: 2018
Runtime: 55 mins
Screening with Mauro Andrizzi’s Cairo Affaire
> North American Premiere

The Game   
Directed by Marine de Contes
Year: 2018
Runtime: 53 mins
Screening with Diana Allan’s So Dear, So Lovely

Movements of a Nearby Mountain     
Directed by Sebastian Brameshuber
Austria/France/Nigeria 
Year: 2019
Runtime: 86 mins

Tribute to Jocelyne Saab: The Beirut Trilogy
Beirut, Never Again
Directed by Jocelyne Saab
Year: 1976
Runtime: 35 mins

Letter from Beirut
Directed by Jocelyne Saab
Year: 1978
Runtime: 48 mins

Beirut My City
Directed by Jocelyne Saab
Year: 1982
Runtime: 35 mins


Art of the Real Spotlights

Eric Baudelaire: To Do With  

Each edition of Art of the Real features a selection of Spotlights that take a closer look at a range of practices in experimental documentary. This year, in partnership with e-flux Bar Laika, the festival chose to celebrate Eric Baudelaire.

Eric Baudelaire’s films are research-driven, playful, experimental works that traverse aesthetic approaches—from landscape film to para-drama to essay. Frequently these projects are initiated by a dialogue or improvised set of rules developed between the artist and a collaborator.

A visual artist and a filmmaker, Eric Baudelaire's films include The Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi, and 27 Years Without Images (2011), Letters to Max (2014), and Also Known as Jihadi (2017). His work is included in the collections of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, MoMA, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He is a nominee for the 2019 Prix Marcel Duchamp.

Walked the Way Home 
Directed by Eric Baudelaire
France/Italy
Year: 2018
Runtime: 26 mins
> North American Premiere

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