VBMA TUESDAY’S FLICK PICK

August 4

Maria by Callas: In Her Own Words (2017) Documentary

An intimate look at the life and work of the legendary Greek/American opera singer in her own words.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xmsGzhhDGE

Stream free with Starz, Hulu or Sling tv subscription

Image credit: Dale Kennington. In the Common Interest (back), 2004. Oil on wood panel (six panels)

Dale Kennington’s In the Common Interest (2014) portrays multiple views of a theatrical stage: the backstage, the performing stage and the audience seats. These views are devoid of people, which gives the images a sense of the familiar and mundane. There is, however, a concomitant sense of mystery in the absence of human presence. It is as if this image forces us to recognize that it takes the energetic personality and talent of people like Maria Callas to make these spaces come alive.

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