Multiscreen venue of the British Film Institute
Films from the Ruben/Bentson Moving Image Collection + intro
An introduction to the Ruben/Bentson collection of works that delve into what makes life worth living.
The title of this event is inspired by the closing words in George Kuchar’s camp masterpiece Hold Me While I’m Naked. It is a simple explanatory line, both affirming and fatalistic, that sweetly sums up the driving forces behind scores of bold creative ambitions. The Ruben/Bentson Moving Images Collection at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis fortifies this audacious thinking by providing a home and a context for over 1,000 titles, bringing to light works and artists that delve into what makes life worth living. Archivist-programmer Ruth Hodgins and curator Sheryl Mousley introduce the Collection, including works by Uri Aran, Roger Jacoby, George Kuchar and Gunvor Nelson. Hodgins and Mousley will be in conversation with Benjamin Cook, Director of LUX, following the screening.
In partnership with LUX and the Walker Art Center