Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies

Arne Glimcher, mit Martin Scorsese, USA 2008, 62’, E (without subtitles)

Drawing on spectacular source material, the film provides an entertaining and insightful look at the influence of early cinema and other early twentieth century technical innovations on the emergence and development of Cubism. Narrated by acclaimed director Martin Scorsese, a long-time advocate for the preservation of vintage nitrate films, the documentary makes the case that Picasso and Braque were enthusiastic movie goers – before they themselves became the subject of cinematographic treatment.

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