WILLIAMSTOWN, Ma — The Clark Art Institute and Images Cinema of Williamstown present The View from Here, a film series exploring three different approaches to the role of landscape in cinema: as subject, as inspiration, and as a means to explore character and emotion. The series, held in conjunction with the Clark’s special exhibition, Turner and Constable: The Inhabited Landscape, kicks off with Days of Heaven (1978, rated PG) on Saturday, January 19 at 2:30 pm. Olivier Meslay, Hardymon Director of the Clark, introduces the film.
Images Cinema is located at 50 Spring Street, Williamstown. Tickets are $8 per film ($5 for Clark and Images members) and may be purchased at the Images box office.
Days of Heaven tells the story of three drifters who take refuge from the world at large on the land of a lonely rancher, where they find their private paradise threatened by unspoken secrets and lies. Terrence Malick’s second film, stunningly beautiful both visually and emotionally, was filmed by cinematographer Néstor Almendros, who won an Academy Award for his striking, bucolic imagery of the plains of the Texas panhandle. Run time is 1 hour, 35 minutes.
Additional films in the series include Columbus (2017, unrated) on February 23 at 2:30 pm, introduced by Robert Wiesenberger, Associate Curator of Contemporary Projects, and Leaning into the Wind (2018, rated PG) on March 9 at 2:30 pm, introduced by Alexis Goodin, curator of Turner and Constable: The Inhabited Landscape. The exhibition is on view through March 10.ABOUT THE CLARK
The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. Acting as convener through its Research and Academic Program, the Clark gathers an international community of scholars to participate in a lively program of conferences, colloquia, and workshops on topics of vital importance to the visual arts. The Clark library, consisting of more than 270,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.
The Clark, which has a three-star rating in the Michelin Green Guide, is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm; open daily in July and August. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. Free admission is available through several programs, including First Sundays Free; a local library pass program; EBT Card to Culture; and Blue Star Museums. For more information on these programs and more, visit clarkart.edu or call 413-458-2303.