Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait

2017, Pappi Corsicato, USA, 88 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Jun 2nd 2:00pm
  • Fri, Jun 2nd 8:15pm
  • Sat, Jun 3rd 3:00pm
  • Sun, Jun 4th 5:15pm
  • Mon, Jun 5th 6:00pm
  • Tue, Jun 6th 8:30pm
  • Wed, Jun 7th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Jun 8th 8:45pm
Chicago premiere!

"Touching tribute to the artist and his milieu...though visually expansive, the film feels emotionally intimate." — Chris Packham, Village Voice

"Visually exciting." — Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times

Julian Schnabel, the maverick American painter and filmmaker as well known for his outsize personality as for his grand-scale work, is the subject of this insider profile charting a career now in its fifth decade. Home movies, interviews with family members and friends including Al Pacino, Willem Dafoe, Laurie Anderson, Bono, and Mary Boone, supplement a peek inside towering pink Villa Chupi, Schnabel’s extravagant West Village digs, and generous sequences of the artist at work at multiple points in his career. Behind-the-scenes footage of the making of feature films BASQUIAT, BEFORE NIGHT FALLS, BERLIN, and Oscar-nominated THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY trace the painter’s self-taught transition to filmmaking. DCP digital. (BS)

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