This screening will be followed by a moderated talk back, so you can discuss and debate the film with your fellow audience members!
October’s Reel Reads Selection: Infinity Net: The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama by Yayoi Kusama.
This fascinating portrait of Yayoi Kusama, now the top-selling female artist in the world, traces her turbulent quest from humble beginnings, overcoming countless obstacles, to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. The visually entrancing film celebrates her life and art.
“A fascinating story of this little-known, yet wildly popular artist.” – Alan Ng, Film Threat
Kusama was an underdog with everything stacked against her; as a child, her conservative mother tried to stop her from becoming an artist by tearing up her drawings. Later, she encountered sexist and racist barriers in the art establishment; she became famous for her polka dot hallucinogenic imagery, and was a sometime rival of Andy Warhol. She developed mental illness, retreating to live in the peace of an asylum for the last 30 years. In spite of it all, Kusama has endured and has created a legacy of artwork that spans the disciplines of painting, sculpture, installation art, performance art, poetry and novels. People around the globe are experiencing her Infinity Mirrored Rooms installation in record numbers as Kusama, now 88, continues to create new work every day. (Dir.by Heather Lenz, 2018, USA, in English and Japanese with English subtitles, 76 mins., Not Rated)
October’s Reel Reads Selection! Purchase a copy of The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama by Yayoi Kusama during the month of October and receive a special “Loft Reel Reads” discount off the cover price – 20% for Loft members and 10% for the general public. Copies of the book are available at The Loft Cinema and Antigone Books.
*Members may pick up tickets only for themselves (1 for Teacher, Student, or Individual, 2 for Couple and above) at the Box Office on the day of the Member Screening. The Box Office is open 1/2 hour before the first show of the day.
Closed Captions Available.