ST. LOUIS, MO – Webster University Film Series will debut two new films at the end of July: North Star: Mark di Suvero and Evergreen: The Road to Legalization.
North Star is an illuminating portrait of Mark di Suvero, one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century renowned for his formal orchestration of steel and industrial material. The film captures contemplative and intimate shots of the sculptor talking with his family and openly sharing his artistic philosophies and political beliefs along with quiet and reflective segments of de Menil at work: climbing, rigging, constructing, and drawing. The film also documents events in the spring of 1975, when di Suvero became the first living sculptor to install his work — including the monumental “North Star” — in the Tuileries, the public gardens in front of the Louvre. Art historian Barbara Rose wrote North Star along with an original musical score by Philip Glass. North Star: Mark di Suvero will screen Thursday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Evergreen: The Road to Legalization documents how the citizens of Washington State legalized recreational marijuana, and shows the groundbreaking effect of this unprecedented citizen initiative on the state and our nation – the first wave of a revolutionary sea change in American drug policy and freedom. Tracking the behind-the-scenes efforts of both the pro- and anti-initiative groups, the film serves as a case study for other states in determining how to reform their own drug policies, and examines the civic, economic and human impact of marijuana legalization. Evergreen: The Road to Legalization will screen the weekend of July 25, 26, & 27 at 7:30 p.m.
View the Evergreen trailer below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEX4dSkEVS8
Both films will be shown in the Winfred Moore Auditorium at Webster University.
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