This content is provided by VBMA Film Studies Coordinator, Diane Thelen.

Getting bored with video on demand and your regular streaming content? Check-in with the VBMA each Tuesday for Flick Picks. Film Studies coordinator, Diane Thelen, recommends a new film each Tuesday to educate and entertain on an artist or time period related to the VBMA’s permanent collections.

VBMA Film Studies Coordinator, Diane Thelen

Tuesday, March 31, Flick Pick

Eloquent Nude: The Love and Legacy of Edward Weston and Charis Wilson (2007). This documentary tells the story of groundbreaking photographer Edward Weston and his partner Charis Wilson. During the Great Depression, the couple set off across the country, transforming the medium of photography and each other.
Stream for free on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/245309130

As we watched this film, Weston’s friendship with Ansel Adams called to mind the photographs of Clyde Butcher. Butcher’s Loxahatchee River #1 (1991) has a similar crisp black and white tone and sweeping scale to Adams’ photographs. Weston, Adams and Butcher take the ordinary and familiar and make it both beautiful and strange.

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Clyde Butcher. Loxahatchee River #1. 1991. Gelatin silver print

In addition to the free streaming option above, The Eloquent Nude will be available for loan from the DVD film library at the VBMA when the DVD library reopens. Become a member of the Film Society to check out films.