Meet the Artist: Julian Schnabel and Film
Please note: There will be a first-come, first-served standby line for both events.
FILM: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly with an introduction by Julian Schnabel
Thursday, May 12 at 8:30 pm, Ring Auditorium
Julian Schnabel will introduce his celebrated feature based on the memoir of Jean-Dominique Bauby. At the age of 42, the editor of the French fashion magazine Elle is stricken with locked-in syndrome, which leaves him mentally alert but unable to speak or move. When his eyes are also compromised, doctors determine that one must be sewn shut. With blinks of the remaining eye, Bauby communicates his thoughts letter by letter to dictate his book. Schnabel’s inventive and unsentimental film vividly relates Bauby’s will to live, work, and connect.
In French with English subtitles.
MEET THE ARTIST
Friday, May 13 at 7 pm, Ring Auditorium
Artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel discusses recent projects in light of his early artistic influences, including his friendship with Blinky Palermo, whom he met in New York in 1974.
Join us Friday, May 13 at 2:30 pm on Twitter for the launch of Dialogues: a live Q&A with artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel. Follow @hirshhorn at http://twitter.com/hirshhorn and use hashtag #askJulian to participate.