When not in the mood for painting, Edward Hopper said, “I go to the movies for a week or more. I go on a regular movie binge.” Whether as an escape from his work or (as most scholars argue) an influence, Hopper’s penchant for cinema has forged a lasting link between his canvases and the silver screen. In conjunction with Hopper Drawing, this summer film series will mine the spectrum of period films Hopper viewed or referenced.
The series will be comprised of three evening programs:
July 9, 7 pm
The Savage Eye (1959)
July 16, 7 pm
Short films including Wallace Kelly Goes to New York(1929); To New Horizons (1940); Arteries of New York (1941); For the Living (c. 1949); and 3rd Avenue El (c. 1955)
July 23, 7 pm
Brother Rat (1938)
This program is free; registration is recommended.