19.00–21.30 Picasso: Magic Sex Death 2001 UK
Dir. Waldemar Januszczak
In an effort to understand the legendary artist’s inspiration, Januszczak examines Picasso’s life as well as his obsessions with the occult, eroticism and mortality. Written and narrated by Picasso’s friend and biographer, John Richardson, this three part film biography is a fascinating insight into the unknown life of Picasso, his fears and his fascinations.
20.45-21.00 Guernica 1950 France
Dir. Alain Resnais and Robert Hessens
On 26 April 1937, the small Basque town of Guernica was bombed without warning by the German aviation. Shocked by the military atrocities, Picasso translated his emotions into the magnificent but terrifying painting Guernica. In this film of the same name, Alain Resnais and Robert Hessens return to that precise period in history with a voiceover and poem highlighting the Guernica massacre, oppressive musical arrangements and shots over the canvas.
21.00-21.50 David Hockney on Modern Art 1981
Dir: David Rowan
In dialogue with Melvyn Bragg, David Hockney gives a personal account of the developments of Modern European art, passionately defending it from would-be detractors. In 1960 Hockney saw the major Picasso exhibition at Tate Gallery in London and in 1973 he went to live in Paris where he produced a series of etchings in memory of Picasso who had died earlier that year.
Film programme presented in collaboration with Sin Fin Cinema www.sinfincinema.com