Calendar 2016-03-29T16:02:29+00:00

Nov
18
Sun
Exhibition on Screen: Degas: Passion for Perfection
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Exhibition on Screen: Degas: Passion for Perfection

Exhibition on Screen journeys from the streets of Paris to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas’ works is the most representative in Britain. With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this film tells a fascinating story of Degas’ pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learned from studying the past masters.

Sometimes frustrated by his own failings, Degas was consumed by obsessive principles and failing eyesight but his determination to capture everyday life was evident in every mark he made. Never fully satisfied, many of Degas’ drawings and sculptures were kept in private during his lifetime but, now through close examination, they can be seen as some of the most beautifully detailed and expressive works in the modern era. Using written accounts by friends and commentators, and the narration of letters written by Degas himself, this film reveals a more complex truth behind one of the most influential French artists of the late 19th-century and serves as an exploration of the complex workings of Degas’ artistic mind.

Documentary, Not Rated, 1 hr. 25 min., 2018

Tickets: $7.50, Museum members $5

Nov
19
Mon
Exhibition on Screen: Degas: Passion for Perfection
Nov 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition on Screen: Degas: Passion for Perfection

Exhibition on Screen journeys from the streets of Paris to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas’ works is the most representative in Britain. With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this film tells a fascinating story of Degas’ pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learned from studying the past masters.

Sometimes frustrated by his own failings, Degas was consumed by obsessive principles and failing eyesight but his determination to capture everyday life was evident in every mark he made. Never fully satisfied, many of Degas’ drawings and sculptures were kept in private during his lifetime but, now through close examination, they can be seen as some of the most beautifully detailed and expressive works in the modern era. Using written accounts by friends and commentators, and the narration of letters written by Degas himself, this film reveals a more complex truth behind one of the most influential French artists of the late 19th-century and serves as an exploration of the complex workings of Degas’ artistic mind.

Documentary, Not Rated, 1 hr. 25 min., 2018

Tickets: $7.50, Museum members $5

Exhibition on Screen: Degas: Passion for Perfection
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Exhibition on Screen: Degas: Passion for Perfection

Exhibition on Screen journeys from the streets of Paris to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas’ works is the most representative in Britain. With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this film tells a fascinating story of Degas’ pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learned from studying the past masters.

Sometimes frustrated by his own failings, Degas was consumed by obsessive principles and failing eyesight but his determination to capture everyday life was evident in every mark he made. Never fully satisfied, many of Degas’ drawings and sculptures were kept in private during his lifetime but, now through close examination, they can be seen as some of the most beautifully detailed and expressive works in the modern era. Using written accounts by friends and commentators, and the narration of letters written by Degas himself, this film reveals a more complex truth behind one of the most influential French artists of the late 19th-century and serves as an exploration of the complex workings of Degas’ artistic mind.

Documentary, Not Rated, 1 hr. 25 min., 2018

Tickets: $7.50, Museum members $5

Nov
23
Fri
Farmer of the Year
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Farmer of the Year

When Hap Anderson, a widowed 83-year-old Minnesota farmer who thinks he’s still quite the ladies’ man, sells his family farm, he finds himself adrift and staring a short future in the face. Driven by the possibility of showing up with an old flame and impressing his old army buddies, he sets out in a dilapidated Winnebago to attend his 65th WWII reunion in California with his directionless and unreasonably self-confident granddaughter, Ashley. Along the way they begin to understand and appreciate each other as individuals while discovering that being young and being old, aren’t all that different.

*Filmmakers will be in attendance for a Q&A following this screening

Drama/Comedy, Not Rated, 1 hr. 43 min., 2018

Tickets: $7.50, Museum members $5

Nov
24
Sat
Farmer of the Year
Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Farmer of the Year

When Hap Anderson, a widowed 83-year-old Minnesota farmer who thinks he’s still quite the ladies’ man, sells his family farm, he finds himself adrift and staring a short future in the face. Driven by the possibility of showing up with an old flame and impressing his old army buddies, he sets out in a dilapidated Winnebago to attend his 65th WWII reunion in California with his directionless and unreasonably self-confident granddaughter, Ashley. Along the way they begin to understand and appreciate each other as individuals while discovering that being young and being old, aren’t all that different.

Drama/Comedy, Not Rated, 1 hr. 43 min., 2018

Tickets: $7.50, Museum members $5

Nov
25
Sun
Farmer of the Year
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Farmer of the Year

When Hap Anderson, a widowed 83-year-old Minnesota farmer who thinks he’s still quite the ladies’ man, sells his family farm, he finds himself adrift and staring a short future in the face. Driven by the possibility of showing up with an old flame and impressing his old army buddies, he sets out in a dilapidated Winnebago to attend his 65th WWII reunion in California with his directionless and unreasonably self-confident granddaughter, Ashley. Along the way they begin to understand and appreciate each other as individuals while discovering that being young and being old, aren’t all that different.

Drama/Comedy, Not Rated, 1 hr. 43 min., 2018

Tickets: $7.50, Museum members $5

Nov
26
Mon
Farmer of the Year
Nov 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Farmer of the Year

When Hap Anderson, a widowed 83-year-old Minnesota farmer who thinks he’s still quite the ladies’ man, sells his family farm, he finds himself adrift and staring a short future in the face. Driven by the possibility of showing up with an old flame and impressing his old army buddies, he sets out in a dilapidated Winnebago to attend his 65th WWII reunion in California with his directionless and unreasonably self-confident granddaughter, Ashley. Along the way they begin to understand and appreciate each other as individuals while discovering that being young and being old, aren’t all that different.

Drama/Comedy, Not Rated, 1 hr. 43 min., 2018

Tickets: $7.50, Museum members $5

Farmer of the Year
Nov 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Farmer of the Year

When Hap Anderson, a widowed 83-year-old Minnesota farmer who thinks he’s still quite the ladies’ man, sells his family farm, he finds himself adrift and staring a short future in the face. Driven by the possibility of showing up with an old flame and impressing his old army buddies, he sets out in a dilapidated Winnebago to attend his 65th WWII reunion in California with his directionless and unreasonably self-confident granddaughter, Ashley. Along the way they begin to understand and appreciate each other as individuals while discovering that being young and being old, aren’t all that different.

Drama/Comedy, Not Rated, 1 hr. 43 min., 2018

Tickets: $7.50, Museum members $5

Nov
30
Fri
Around India with a Movie Camera
Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Around India with a Movie Camera

Sandhya Suri skilfully weaves together archive footage to create an emotionally resonant story about life across India pre-1947. Drawn exclusively from the BFI National Archive, Around India features some of the earliest surviving film from India as well as gorgeous travelogues, intimate home movies and newsreels from British, French and Indian filmmakers. Taking in Maharajas and Viceroys, fakirs and farmhands and personalities such as Sabu and Gandhi, the film explores not only the people and places of over 70 years ago, but asks us to engage with broader themes of a shared history, shifting perspectives in the lead up to Indian independence and the ghosts of the past. Around India boasts a superb new score that fuses western and Indian music from composer and sarod player Soumik Datta.

Documentary, Not Rated, 1 hr. 16min., 2017
Silent Film with English text

Tickets: $7.50, Museum members $5

Dec
1
Sat
Around India with a Movie Camera
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Around India with a Movie Camera

Sandhya Suri skilfully weaves together archive footage to create an emotionally resonant story about life across India pre-1947. Drawn exclusively from the BFI National Archive, Around India features some of the earliest surviving film from India as well as gorgeous travelogues, intimate home movies and newsreels from British, French and Indian filmmakers. Taking in Maharajas and Viceroys, fakirs and farmhands and personalities such as Sabu and Gandhi, the film explores not only the people and places of over 70 years ago, but asks us to engage with broader themes of a shared history, shifting perspectives in the lead up to Indian independence and the ghosts of the past. Around India boasts a superb new score that fuses western and Indian music from composer and sarod player Soumik Datta.

Documentary, Not Rated, 1 hr. 16min., 2017
Silent Film with English text

Tickets: $7.50, Museum members $5

Hours & Admission

Monday - Saturday, 10 - 5pm
Sunday, noon to 5pm

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day

Admission
$13 adult; $6 child (under 18)
Museum members & children 3 and under get in for free

Little Cinema
$7.50, $5 members

Contact

413.443.7171
info@berkshiremuseum.org

39 South Street (Route 7)
Pittsfield, MA 01201
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