IU CINEMA SPECIAL VIRTUAL EVENT: "Alice Rahon, l'abeille noire" ("Alice Rahon: The Black Bee")

  • IU Cinema
  • February 9, 2021
  • Bloomington, IN
  • (812) 856-2463
  • 7:00 PM
  • Free, Zoom registration required

Join us for a virtual film introduction, film screening, and virtual Q&A with the Eskenazi Museum of Art.
To participate in this virtual event:
-Be sure you have downloaded Zoom software to the device you want to use to watch this event.
-Register for the February 9 Zoom webinar to receive a link through which you will join the event at the date and time noted.
-To watch the film, you must tune in to the live Zoom event. At the end of the film introduction, a slide will appear with instructions on how to watch the film, which will include a web link address as well as a passcode. The slide will also display a countdown clock indicating when the post-film Q&A will begin.
-Please note: The film will not screen via Zoom. You will need to open a web browser and enter the passcode provided to watch the film.
We recommend keeping the Zoom webinar window open while watching the film so you can view the countdown clock to the start of the post-film Q&A.
-For more information on accessing IU Cinema virtual events, please visit our Virtual Cinema Frequently Asked Questions: https://cinema.indiana.edu/plan-visit/index.html
Participating in this event are:
Nan Brewer, Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Works on Paper, Eskenazi Museum of Art; Curator of the Art and a Movie series
Jenny McComas, Curator of European and American Art, Eskenazi Museum of Art
Wendi Norris, Art Dealer, Gallerist

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Directed by Julien Ferrandou, Dominique Ferrandou
This rarely seen documentary was produced by Aubé Breton Elléouët, the daughter of the founder of surrealism André Breton. It traces the unconventional life of a lesser-known member of the Surrealists—the painter and poet Alice Rahon (1904–1987). Reading like a “who’s who” of modern art and literature, Rahon’s pancontinental career spanned from Europe to Mexico, intersecting with writers like Breton, Roland and Valentine Penrose, Paul Éluard, and Anaïs Nin; filmmaker Luis Buñuel; and many artists, including Wolfgang Paalen, Leonora Carrington, Paul Klee, Man Ray, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Diego Rivera, and Frida Kahlo. In addition to archival material, the film incorporates many of Rahon’s fantastic abstract and semi-abstract paintings—along with her poetry—to illuminate her remarkable personal and artistic journey. In French with English subtitles.

IU CINEMA SPECIAL VIRTUAL EVENT: "Alice Rahon, l'abeille noire" ("Alice Rahon: The Black Bee")