Bard Graduate Center, 38 West 86th Street, Lecture Hall
Acts of Faith: Film Series
Lourdes (dir. Jessica Hausner, 2010, Austria, 96 minutes)
Shot on location in Lourdes, France, Hausner’s contemplative film stars Sylvie Testud as a young woman with multiple sclerosis who visits the world-famous shrine. The film becomes a near-documentary portrait of the rituals of pilgrimage as enacted by 21st century worshippers. In the New York Times, Manhola Dargis praised Testud’s “minutely detailed performance” in this “intelligent, rigorously thoughtful, somewhat sly film.”
Adults $8/Students and Seniors $5
I saw this film when it came out and was really impressed. I'm going.
(Those of you with Netflix can watch it any time in the privacy of your home.)
The show "Agents of Faith" Votive Objects" is on until January 6--and you can't see it at home.
The gallery is closed Mondays, open Wednesdays & Thursdays until 8:00 P.M.
Admission $7, $5 for students & seniors, free Wednesdays.