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Artist’s Choice Film Series: Sidewalk Stories

Sat, August 24th, 2019 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Bodies of Knowledge brings together ten international contemporary artists to reflect on the role that language plays in archiving and asserting our cultural identities. In conjunction with this exhibition, NOMA will be screening movies selected by these artists that reflect their inspirations, interests, and ideals.

Artist’s Choice Film Series

  • Saturday, June 29, 2 pm | Adriana Corral selects The Constant Gardener (2005 | Rated R | 2 hours, 8 minutes)
  • Saturday, August 17, 2 pm  | Manon Bellet selects La Jetée (1962 | Not rated | 28 minutes)
  • Saturday, August 24, 3 pm  | Garrett Bradley selects Sidewalk Stories (1989 | Rated R | 1 hour, 37 minutes)
  • Saturday, September 14, 2 pm | Mahmoud Chouki selects Whatever Lola Wants (2007 | Not rated | 1 hour, 55 minutes)
  • Saturday, October 5,  5 pm | Edward Spots selects Fame (1980 | Rated R |  2 hours, 14 minutes)


In this almost entirely silent film, a homeless artist (Charles Lane) is forced to play surrogate parent when the father of a young girl (Nicole Alysia) is murdered. Taking the child into the depths of the slums that he calls home, the artist keeps the little girl healthy and happy while doing his best to search for her living relatives. As the artist and the child venture through the streets together, they meet a strange assortment of characters while slowly developing an intimate friendship. Ultimately the artist winds up in a horse-drawn chase of the murderers. The film was inspired by Charlie Chaplin’s The Little Tramp, filmed in 1915. Watch the trailer.


Sat, August 24th, 2019
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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