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Rated PG · 77 minutes · 1956

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Pablo Picasso conspired with filmmaker Henri-Georges Clouzot (The Wages of Fear) to create this 1956 pseudodocumentary on the genius at work; through the miracle of time-lapse photography, we see the master knocking out a dozen major works over what purports to be the course of a single day. The film begins in the standard format, and then expands to CinemaScope when Picasso whimsically demands more room. With music by Georges Auric; photographed by Claude Renoir.

Fri 9/14, 2 and 6:15 PM; Sat 9/15, 1:30 and 5:30 PM; Sun 9/16, 3:15 PM; Wed 9/19, 8 PM; and Thu 9/20, 6 PM.
Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Writer: Henri-Georges Clouzot and Pablo Picasso
Cast: Pablo Picasso, Henri-Georges Clouzot and Claude Renoir

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