• Free Color

    Directed by Alberto Arvelo
    USA/Venezuela/France | 67 minutes | World Premiere | True Stories

  • Free Color

    Directed by Alberto Arvelo
    USA/Venezuela/France | 67 minutes | World Premiere | True Stories

  • Free Color

    Directed by Alberto Arvelo
    USA/Venezuela/France | 67 minutes | World Premiere | True Stories

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A lively, touching portrait of famed Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez as he embarks upon what would become his final art project: to create and present the world with the experience of pure color as an element unto itself, separate from light and matter.

Schedule

January 4, 2020 4:00 PM Annenberg Theater Tickets not available
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January 5, 2020 1:45 PM Mary Pickford is D'Place Tickets not available
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January 9, 2020 9:45 AM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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film synopsis

The rich, color-drenched work of legendary Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez opens doors to a playful and intriguing universe of ideas and emotions. Primary colors come alive in vivid chromo-saturated spaces both grand and intimate, in a style that creates the illusion of movement and questions the very definition of color itself. After a groundbreaking seven-decade career, at age 94, Cruz-Diez embarked upon his most ambitious and ultimately final project: to free color from form, to liberate it from light, narrative and matter. Using a treasure trove of home movies, candid interviews and fly-on-the-wall perspectives, director Alberto Arvelo (The Liberator, PSIFF 2015) has crafted a lively and touching portrait of a unique and restless artist as gentleman; a generous and devoted father and grandfather whose practice was always a true family affair, and whose brilliance of mind was equal only to his openness of heart.

In competition for the Ibero-American Award

film details

Director: Alberto Arvelo
Producers: Gabriela Camejo, Gabriel Cruz Mendoza, Paula Manzanedo-Schmit
Screenwriter: Leonardo Henríquez
Cinematographers: John Márquez
Editor: Nascuy Linares, Camilo Pineda
Music: Gustavo Dudamel, Nascuy Linares, Devendra Banhart, Álvaro Paiva-Bimbo, Sebastián Arvelo
Cast: Carlos Cruz-Diez, Gabriel Cruz, Édgar Ramírez, Seamus Blackley, Spiridon Michalakis
Country: USA/Venezuela/France
Language: in Spanish, English and French with English subtitles
Year: 2019
Running Time: 67 minutes
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Director Filmography: The Liberator (2013), A House with a View of the Sea (2001)
Primary Company: See-Through

guests in attendance

Director Alberto Arvelo, producers Gabriela Camejo and Paula Manzanedo-Schmit, and subject Gabriel Cruz are expected to be in attendance on January 4 and 5.

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