MOCA + CINEMATHEQUE: Sympathy for the Devil + Lorraine O’Grady: A Portrait
$10 General Admission. $7 MOCA members, Cinematheque members, and ages 25 and under (proof of age required). Tickets are sold at the Cinematheque's box office.
The Cinematheque at the Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106
Jean-Luc Godard's Sympathy for the Devil (1968) alternates between reflections on contemporary politics and social issues of the late 1960s, all while giving an unprecedented view of The Rolling Stones' creative process in the recording studio. Godard is an acclaimed director whose approach to bridging politics and art in film has strongly influenced Adam Pendleton’s practice. Pendleton’s short film, Lorraine O’Grady: A Portrait, is an intimate look at the iconic black performance artist in recent years. It features O’Grady reciting a chronology of her artistic career. Pendleton, however, disorients viewers by disrupting the normal progression of narrative through sound effects, abrupt cutaways, and fragments out of context. By doing so, he highlights the continuing influence of historic artists and artistic moments on the contemporary moment. This Pendleton-curated film program is co-presented by the Cinematheque at our neighboring Cleveland Institute of Art.