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Forrest Bess: Key to the Riddle

Thursday Oct 10, 2013 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM This is a past program

This film combines the beauty of Forrest Bess’s art with the drama and tragedy of his personal life. Interviews with art historian Meyer Schapiro and Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman bring life to this visionary, eccentric artist. (2000, Dirs. C, Smith, A. Marcopoulos, 48 min.)

Post-screening Q&A with director Chuck Smith.

In conjunction with Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible.

Trailer for Forrest Bess: Key to the Riddle

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