Though much of the Clark is in the throes of construction, the auditorium will continue to function, though a bit of a challenge to reach. The courtyard is closed off, so you will have to come through the West entrance -- park on South Street, or in the lot to the left of the entrance road, then walk under the bridge that connects the two museum buildings, and around the auditorium to the rear entrance.
On Saturday Oct. 12, the regular Clark fall film series will begin. Here are the details:
"Artists Behaving Badly"
Free film series in Clark auditorium
Saturdays at 2:00 pm
Artists tend by nature to be transgressive, in the life as
well as the work. While the Clark
usually celebrates the boldness of the artist’s work, this film series takes an
ironical look at examples of bad behavior provided by the artist’s life – be it
forgery or fornication; drugs or drink; mayhem, madness, or even murder.
October 12: THE
MODERNS (1988, 126 min.) Alan Rudolph’s evocation of Paris in the 1920s stars Keith Carradine as a
fictional painter set amongst real world figures like Gertrude Stein, Picasso,
October 19: MY
LEFT FOOT (1989, 103 min.) Daniel Day-Lewis plays Christy Brown in Jim
Sheridan’s adaptation of the autobiography of the Irish artist afflicted with
cerebral palsy and attendant demons.
November 16: SCARLET STREET (1945, 103 min.) Fritz Lang’s classic film noir features
Edward G. Robinson as a Greenwich Village
Sunday painter who falls afoul of femme fatale Joan Bennett.
November 23: THE
FOUNTAINHEAD (1949, 114
min.) King Vidor’s fever-dream
adaptation of Ayn Rand’s pot-boiling bestseller finds Gary Cooper, as F.L.
Wright-like architect, subject to the steamy passion of Rand’s
self-image in Patricia Neal.
November 30: THE
HORSE’S MOUTH (1958, 95
min.) Alec Guinness wrote this
adaptation of the Joyce Cary novel and stars as an uncouth painter who will
stop at nothing to realize his visions on any available space; Ronald Neame
December 7: AGE
OF CONSENT (1969, 103 min.) Michael Powell directs James Mason as a
painter who flees his New York gallery for the
Great Barrier Reef, where he finds the
voluptuous -- if under-aged -- Helen Mirren as model and muse.