Broodthaers Society of America
Screening: Tarte au Cinéma (dot) edu
Tuesday, March 16 - Friday, April 30
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To date, we have held screenings for artists and scholars in the following cities:

Tel Aviv
Córdoba, Argentina
New York
Los Angeles

For the broad remainder of the Spring semester, beginning Tuesday March 16 through Friday, April 30, the Broodthaers Society of America offers to screen a selection of films by and about Marcel Broodthaers for educational institutions worldwide. The screenings are offered by appointment via Zoom, Mondays – Fridays, in two-hour time slots between 10:00am and 9:30pm.

Screening requests from individual students and scholars are also welcome. Children are not permitted to request screenings.

The film program features the global premier of The ABCs of Marcel Broodthaers (2019), a one-hour documentary by Bertrand Lafontaine that is a spirited introduction to Broodthaers through the eyes of some of his closest friends and art world colleagues, including artist Jacques Charlier, gallerist Anny De Decker, publisher Yves Gevaert, curator Kasper König, and painter Walter Swennen. Broodthaers' widow, Maria Gilissen, acts as the de facto master of ceremonies, offering candid insights on her late husband's peripatetic life and peculiar work ethic. Broodthaers himself makes many archival film footage appearances, his personage by turns evoking the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Kurt Schwitters, P T Barnum, and Baudelaire.

The ABCs of Marcel Broodthaers was produced in conjunction with Soleil Politique, a survey exhibition organized in 2019 by the Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst (M UHKA), Antwerp. The documentary was first broadcast on Belgian public television and was nominated for a 2020 Belgian Emmy award. The ABCs of Marcel Broodthaers is being screened with the permission of Bertrand Lafontaine; the Marcel Broodthaers films are being screened without permission. Synopses of the Broodthaers films are here.

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