Sun, 07/01/2012 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Where |National Gallery of Art
About This Event
U.S. premiere of director's cut
Sunday, July 1, 4:30 p.m.
A dramatic but ill-fated experiment, Umbrellas was Christo and Jeanne-Claude's 1991 project to simultaneously open huge blue and yellow umbrellas positioned in the landscapes of Japan and Southern California. Umbrellas drew thousands of viewers but ultimately high winds toppled one of the California works, causing injuries and a death, and immediately closed both sites. This well-known documentary—one of the most ambitious to chronicle a Christo installation—is shown in a new director's cut and an all-new digital print. (Albert Maysles, Henry Corra, 1994, HD-Cam, 81 minutes)
Films are screened in the East Building Auditorium, located at Fourth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Works are presented in original formats and seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Doors open 30 minutes before each show and programs are subject to change. For more information, visit www.nga.gov/programs/film or call (202) 842-6799.