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Viewpoints @ 29th Street | In Conversation with Katharina Otto-Bernstein - 02.28.17

In Conversation with Katharina Otto-Bernstein

February 28, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Watermill Center kicks off its 2017 Viewpoints @ 29th Street conversation series with German-born filmmaker, producer and screenwriter Katharina Otto-Bernstein, moderated by Annette Insdorf, author and Professor of Film at Columbia University. Otto-Bernstein will discuss her acclaimed HBO documentary  Robert Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures  as well as Absolute Wilson – her intimate documentary on The Watermill Center ‘s founder and Artistic Director Robert Wilson.

              The Byrd Hoffman Watermill Foundation  115 West 29th Street, 10th Floor  New York, NY 10001

MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES: DIRECTOR, FENTON BAILEY, GIVES A POWERFUL QUOTE - 11.18.16

In the wake of the post-election results, Fenton Bailey was not afraid to speak up about his disappointment with president-elect Trump and Bailey gave a powerful quote to IDFA in Variety about how art is important more than ever during this confusing time.

“[But] Mapplethorpe dedicated his life to his work, exercising freedom of expression without restraint and confronting fear, prejudice, bigotry with his bold pictures. He said the purpose of art was to get a reaction, to open something up. It was, he said, all about keeping an open mind. So now we really know why. Just look around. Last week with [the election result] the American heart and mind snapped shut like a clam, doubling down on hate, fear, lies and prejudice.”

 

MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES IS NOMINATED FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NONFICTION FILMS FOR TELEVISION - 11.03.16

CINEMA EYE HONORS has nominated MAPPLETHORPE:LOOK AT THE PICTURES  for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Films Made for Television!

The awards will be given at the Musuem of the Moving Image in Queens on January 11, 2017

For more information about the awards go: HERE

MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES IS SCREENING AT DOC NYC - 10.26.16

DOC NYC is a documentary showcase screening hundreds of recently produced documentaries in New York City, November 10 - 17, 2016

Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures will screen:

Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 9:30pm at the SVA Theatre

Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 10:15pm at the Cinepolis Chelsea

To purchase tickets:

http://www.docnyc.net/film/mapplethorpe-look-at-the-pictures/

 

MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES IS NOMINATED FOR TWO MORE AWARDS! - 10.18.16

MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES has been nominated for two awards: BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE (TV/Streaming) and BEST DIRECTOR (TV/Streaming) from the CRITICS' CHOICE DOCUMENTARY AWARDS.

The results will be announced on November 3, 2016.

MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES IS NOMINATED FOR TWO EMMYS! - 07.14.16

MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES is nominated for TWO Emmys: OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY AND OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY: HUY TRUONG, Director of Photography!

The Emmy Awards ceremony will air on Sunday, September 18, 2016 on ABC

To see the the complete list of award nominees go HERE

Raf Simons and Denmark Release - 06.20.16

It's a true year of Mapplethorpe. Raf Simons made a fantastic new collection in collaboration with The Mapplethorpe Foundation. Click HERE for a New York Times article on the collection.

In other news, MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES has just opened theatrically in Denmark. Here is what Copenhagen Post has to say about the film:

"expertly emphasises the dual nature of the man's art and life”

"The greatest triumph of Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures is that it delivers a layered portrait”

"comprehensive chronology of the artist’s life”

To read the full review, click HERE.

MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES: WORLDWIDE REVIEWS - 05.20.16

"...appreciative and frank..." Financial Times: HERE

"...a testament to what a good photographer he was..." Big Gay Picture Show: HERE

"...a nearly perfect documentary..." LGBT Weekly (San Diego): HERE

 Australian interview with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato and Edward Mapplethorpe. SBS (Australia): HERE

"...Mapplethorpe is every bit as relevant now..." DailyXtra (Canada): HERE

"...he wanted his images to possess the exquisitness of the extremes..." San Diego Reader: HERE

 

 

 

 

MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES: DOGWOOF INKS DISTRIBUTION DEALS - 05.13.16

UK documentary specialist, Dogwoof, has struck several deals for Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures in both Germany and Australia (Kool Films), Switzerland (Cineworx), Hong Kong (Edko), South Korea (AUD) and Hungary (Cinefil). The company previously closed deals at EFM for Scandinavia and the Baltics, Iceland (Non Stop Entertainment) and Italy (Wanted).

MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT TH PICTURES: REVIEWS - 04.25.16

"...stirring, detailed and objective...absorbing..." Little White Lies (UK): HERE

"...exemplary...riveting...fascinating and illuminating..." Flickreel: HERE

"...takes the viewer on a real journey..." Entertainment.ie: HERE

"...a rich portrait of Mapplethorpe...entrancing...a compelling slice of the art world..." CineVue: HERE

"...a spry new documentary...appreciative of its subject's gifts..." Financial Times: HERE

MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES: REVIEWS - 04.07.16

"...terrific...lavishly sourced...riveting..." The Nation: HERE

"...attempts to get to the heart of who Mapplethorpe was..." San Francisco Gate/Chronicle: HERE

"...his work is strong stuff-and beautiful, too..." RogerEbert.com: HERE

"...the filmmakers manage to capture the many sides of the man..." Rolling Stone: HERE

"...thrilling and emotionally charged..." British Journal of Photography: HERE

"...masterful...a film worthy of its monumental subject..." Washington Blade: HERE 

"...challenges us to see the world in a different way..." Metro Canada: HERE

"...a fascinating look at an artist...who managed to turn contemporary art into fine art...(4 stars)" Examiner: HERE

MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES: REVIEWS - 04.05.16

"... he painted with his camera..."  IndieWIRE: HERE

"... an insightful work of biographical criticism. It finds the light behind the heat..." New York Times: HERE

"... absorbing...it restores a sense of the forbidden..." Washington Post: HERE

"... his perfect moment..." Huffington Post: HERE

"... his photography was without apology and ahead of its time..." Theme: HERE

MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES: VARIETY REVIEW - 03.29.16

Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures is "terrific," "well-researched and wonderfully revealing" and "achieves entertainment profundity"!

Read the full Variety review HERE

MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES: NY THEATRICAL SCREENING: - 03.22.16

Cinema Village, 22 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003, April 8 - 14, 2016

Click HERE for tickets!

MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES: LA THEATRICAL SCREENING - 03.22.16

Laemmle's Music Hall 3, 9036 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211, March 25 - 31, 2016

Click HERE for tickets!

MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES: SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE - 03.03.16

Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, Sunday March 20, 2016 at 5:00pm.

MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES: EUROPEAN THEATRICAL RELEASE - 02.24.16

London, April 22, 2016 at the CURZON MAYFAIR and the CURZON SOHO

MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES: ON HBO - 02.24.16

Premieres April 4, 2016 on HBO

MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES: LA PREMIERE - 02.24.16

Bing Theater at LACMA, Tuesday March 15, 2016 at 7:00pm.

MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES is on Facebook, Twitter and the Web - 02.02.16

For the latest information on the film check out the following sites:

www.mapplethorpefilm.com

www.facebook.com/MapplethorpeFilm

www.twitter.com/Mapplethorpedoc

www.instagram.com/mapplethorpe_lookatthepictures

 

SUNDANCE REVIEWS FOR "MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES" ARE IN - 01.26.16

 Here are the links to the Sundance reviews:

"...a provocative, troubling doc..." _ The Hollywood Reporter: HERE

"...'look at the pictures’ is exactly what co-directors Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato encourage us to do, in this confrontational and illuminating film..." _ Screen Daily: HERE

"...a documentary that pulls no punches..." _ The Guardian: HERE

"...the movie is a gorgeously edited scrapbook of underground passion..." _ BBC: HERE

"...but there’s no denying the work – the power of it, the provocativeness, the beauty. One of Look at the Pictures’ key accomplishments is how it illustrates Mapplethorpe finding his voice..." _ Flavorwire: HERE

 

MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES is acquired by Dogwoof - 01.20.16

DOGWOOF, the London based distributor, has acquired the global rights for MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES. They will be representing the film for international sales at the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals with a theatrical release set for this year in the UK. You can read the article in RealScreen HERE.

MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES at Berlinale! - 01.14.16

Hot off the presses! MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES will have its International Premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival! Stay tuned for more information.

In other news, you can find the film's screening dates and times at Sundance HERE

MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES to premiere at Sundance and screen on HBO - 12.08.15

We are happy to announce that MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES, FMI's co-production with HBO, will air on HBO in April.

In other great news, the film's World Premiere will take place at the Sundance Film Festival in January, 2016. 

 

Georgette Heyer Series - 10.02.14

FMI has concluded negotiations with Filmpool Fiction to develop and produce six of the most popular novels by best-selling author Georgette Heyer. The books currently being adapted into screenplays by Katharina Otto-Bernstein are: Faro’s Daughter, Venetia, April Lady, Cotillion, Regency Buck and Arabella.

Columbia University Film Development Awards - 09.01.14

FMI initiated a new student development program for Columbia University film students. Under the Columbia University Film Development Awards, FMI will provide mentorship for the student winners on their thesis films.

Parish Art Museum Award - 07.12.14

Award-winning filmmaker Katharina Otto-Bernstein and her mother Inga Maren Otto were honored by the Parrish Art Museum at the museum’s Midsummer Party.

Here are some links to the event:

Hamptons.com 

Blouin Artinfo

Absolute Wilson in Berlin - 02.25.14

Dear Berliners! ABSOLUTE WILSON will be shown at Akademie der Künste on Thursday, March 2 at 12:30pm. The screening precedes a conversation with Robert Wilson and Lucinda Childs about "Einstein on the Beach." This event is part of the revival of "Einstein on the Beach," which will be performed at Haus der Berliner Festspiele in early March.

No Better Friend: Celebrities and the Dogs They Love - 10.15.13

Katharina Otto-Bernstein's "Dog Days: An Embarrassing but True Story" appears in "No Better Friend: Celebrities and the Dogs They Love," a collection of intimate essays edited by Elke Gazzara. You can purchase the book on Amazon!

ABSOLUTE WILSON at Hamptons International Film Festival - 10.08.13

Mark your calendars! ABSOLUTE WILSON, a documentary on the world\\\'s leading stage director Robert Wilson, is  going to be screened at the Hamptons International Film Festival on Friday, October 11 at 4:15pm (Regal East Hampton Cinema UA 2). The film will be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Katharina Otto-Bernstein. Details are HERE!

ABSOLUTE WILSON at The Watermill Center: A screening and conversation - 10.08.13

More ABSOLUTE WILSON news! On Saturday, October 12, at 4pm, our friends at The Watermill Center are going to screen the film, followed by a 6pm discussion between filmmaker Katharina Otto-Bernstein and CUNY's Frank Hentschker. Purchase tickets and find more info HERE!

Fables on Global Warming Tour! - 10.08.13

FABLES ON GLOBAL WARMING, a new ballet by choreographer Karole Armitage, with Katharina Otto-Bernstein as dramaturge, is currently on its first US Tour. Using the familiar animal fables of Aesop, La Fontaine, traditional American Indians and Chuang Tzu, the hour-long performance blends Armitage’s unique blend of classical ballet and contemporary dance. Woven into the fabric of this intelligent and enchanting performance are ideas about climate change, preservation and responsibility -- resulting in a performance that will entertain and enlighten audiences of all ages. Find the details on performances at Armitage Gone! Dance.