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Art History

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With Joe Swanberg in person

Dir. Joe Swanberg. 2011, 74 mins. Digital projection. With Josephine Decker, Kent Osborne, Joe Swanberg. One of Swanberg’s most thematically and stylistically fascinating films, Art History stars the director as a version of himself: an independent filmmaker shooting a no-budget, sexually explicit drama. While on set, the lines between fiction and real life begin to blur, complicating relationships between the director and his actors. Throughout, Swanberg modulates the mood via carefully controlled lighting design—alternately bright-lit and unsettlingly dark—while raising troubling questions about control, exploitation, and the filmmaking process.

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