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Friday Night Films

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

29.1.2016

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (2015)

Dir. Lisa Immordino Vreeland / Cert. 15 / 96mins

Friday 29 January 2016 / 7.30pm / £5 (concessions £3)

 

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Lisa Immordino Vreeland follows up her acclaimed debut Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to Travel with Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict. A colorful character who was not only ahead of her time but helped to define it, Peggy Guggenheim was an heiress to her family fortune who became a central figure in the modern art movement. As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th century, she collected not only art, but artists. Her colorful personal history included such figures as Samuel Beckett, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp as well as countless others. While fighting through personal tragedy, she maintained her vision to build one of the most important collections of modern art, now enshrined in her Venetian palazzo.

 

 

Genre: 

Documentary / Biography / History

 

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What are Friday Night Films?

A pop up cinema offering an alternative film experience!  Devised by Independent Cinema MK in association with MK Gallery. Enjoy new releases, cult classics, special events,
screen talks and curated film seasons – all for £5 (£3 concs.). Our screen bar provides modestly priced wine, beer, tea, coffee and soft drinks.

 

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01908 676 900. 

 

Reviews

 "This is an extraordinary story: I was on the edge of my seat." (The Guardian)

 

 "Intelligent and inventive, the director Lisa Immordino Vreeland refuses to be hamstrung by chronology and instead pulls Guggenheim's rich and bohemian life apart and into big, thematic chunks." (The Times)