In Conversation with Margaret Parsons this week at Cine Salon

Margaret Parsons, head of The National Gallery of Art film program, will discuss the encroaching digital revolution's impact on cinema with a number of thought-provoking art films.

Monday, December 14, 2020

7:00pm – 9:45pm


Sponsored by: Film & Media Studies Department

Intended Audience(s): Public

Categories: Arts, Exhibitions, Films

One of the great treasures at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., is Margaret Parsons, head of the public film program. For decades, Parsons has presented intelligent, thought-provoking series and in-person appearances dedicated to a wide-range of approaches to cinema. She will discuss the encroaching digital revolution as well as her personal obsessions to support historic preservations and to collect outsider art. "Art / film intermediality – including film's place in the art museum. So – it's broad enough to meander: relations between art forms and what is then communicated."

Preview HERE the incredibly rich and diverse "Film Programs: Screening Now" at the National Gallery of Art:

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FILMS:  Home, Edition 295 (1955) NBC Television with Arlene Francis, Hugh Downs; Lanesville TV New Buggy (1972) by Videofreex; Betye Saar: Taking Care of Business (2020) by Christine Turner; Kopfüber im Geäst [Hanging Upside Down in the Branches] (2009) by Ute Aurand; Puchuncaví (ongoing project - 2014) by Jeannette Muñoz; Statues Hardly Ever Smile (1971) by Stan Lathan; Song of Central Park (1969) by Jonas Mekas; Stille Nacht II--Are We Still Married (1991) by Brothers Quay; Vremenda goda [Seasons] (1969) by Ivan Ivanov-Vano, Yuri Norstein. TRT 120 mins.

BIO: MARGARET (PEGGY) PARSONS founded the film program at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, an exhibition program and archival collection. She has served as board member for major film organizations including the Robert Flaherty Seminar and Washington Environmental Film Festival and has been on the editorial boards for The Moving Image and the Getty Trust's Program for Art on Film. She has been a judge for international film festivals including Syracuse, Nashville, Turin, and Poznań, and her work in film preservation has earned her awards from the governments of France, Czech Republic, Italy, Romania, and Georgia. Other interests include folk and self-taught art, and her articles have appeared in Raw VisionFolk Art,Folk Art MessengerNew York FolkloreCurator, and The Moving Image.


CO-SPONSORS:  AVA Gallery and Art Center, CATV, Department of Film and Media Studies Dartmouth College, Filmmakers Showcase, Howe Library, Jones Media Center - Dartmouth Library, Miami Beach Cinema Interactive Archive, VTIFF - Vermont International Film Foundation.

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