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Saturday, November 12 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
The Creators

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2011 | 80 min | South Africa, United States
Filmmaker in Person | New York Premiere

Mthetho taught himself to sing in Italian by playing the music a phrase at a time and sounding out the lyrics until he had learned the whole song. Now, in his untrained, heartfelt tenor, he can belt out tear-inducing renditions of “Santa Lucia” and “O Solo Mio.” This young man is just one of the many dedicated Cape Town artists and musicians profiled in Laura Gamse’s pastiche documentary about art in hard times. Rappers, b-boys, graffiti artists, jazz and blues musicians share their work and describe how post-Apartheid South Africa has served as both agent and obstacle to the act of creation. Shot with the intensity of breaking news footage, The Creators reminds us how urgently the world needs its artists.

Co-presented by the Museum for African Art

Preceded by
Deus Ex Boltanski

Robert Gardner

2010 | 11 min | France, United States
 Filmmaker in Person | New York Premiere

Robert Gardner’s précis of the manpower and machinery used to mount French artist Christian Boltanski’s Personne exhibit at the Grand Palais in Paris in 2010.



Saturday November 12, 2011 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Kaufmann Theater American Museum of Natural History

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