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  • Date: 19 March 2017
  • Time: Sunday, 2pm
  • Cost: Free

1960, Dir. Georges Franju, 1hr 30min, M Violence and horror

A rogue surgeon develops a full facial transplant procedure to restore his daughter’s hideously disfigured face. But first he needs to find some donors. Fun fact: While making the video for his soft rock homage to the film, Billy Idol’s contact lenses fused to his eyeballs. He required a cornea-scraping operation.

—Aaron Lister

Part of the Cindy Sherman Film Programme

Sundays 15 January – 19 March 2017

This programme includes six films selected by Cindy Sherman that have informed her practice and seven selected by Curator Aaron Lister that are almost impossible to watch without thinking about her work. Both have provided descriptions to accompany their selections.

Scary movies. Strange characters. Fierce women. Odd behavior. Obscured stories. Innovative filmmaking. I think these are the characteristics that tie together all the films that are my favorites, all the films that inspire me. They inspire me to create characters, tell stories without words, playing attraction off repulsion, letting the viewer discover the story (or making it hard for them).—Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman selected these films for the screening programme that accompanied her 2012 retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

In association with Cindy Sherman.

  • Date: 12 March 2017
  • Time: Sunday, 2pm
  • Cost: Free

1977, Dir. John Waters, 1hr 30min, R18 Violence, offensive language and sex scenes

Classic John Waters, starring Liz Renay. Doesn’t get any better.

—Cindy Sherman

Part of the Cindy Sherman Film Programme

Sundays 15 January – 19 March 2017

This programme includes six films selected by Cindy Sherman that have informed her practice and seven selected by Curator Aaron Lister that are almost impossible to watch without thinking about her work. Both have provided descriptions to accompany their selections.

Scary movies. Strange characters. Fierce women. Odd behavior. Obscured stories. Innovative filmmaking. I think these are the characteristics that tie together all the films that are my favorites, all the films that inspire me. They inspire me to create characters, tell stories without words, playing attraction off repulsion, letting the viewer discover the story (or making it hard for them).—Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman selected these films for the screening programme that accompanied her 2012 retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

In association with Cindy Sherman.

  • Date: 5 March 2017
  • Time: Sunday, 2pm
  • Cost: Free

2003, Dir. Jane Campion, 1hr 59min, R18 Violence, offensive language and sex scenes

New Zealand director Jane Campion ‘helps’ Meg Ryan shed (or ‘disarticulate’) her hard-won persona of America’s sweetheart in this noir character study.

—Aaron Lister

Part of the Cindy Sherman Film Programme

Sundays 15 January – 19 March 2017

This programme includes six films selected by Cindy Sherman that have informed her practice and seven selected by Curator Aaron Lister that are almost impossible to watch without thinking about her work. Both have provided descriptions to accompany their selections.

Scary movies. Strange characters. Fierce women. Odd behavior. Obscured stories. Innovative filmmaking. I think these are the characteristics that tie together all the films that are my favorites, all the films that inspire me. They inspire me to create characters, tell stories without words, playing attraction off repulsion, letting the viewer discover the story (or making it hard for them).—Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman selected these films for the screening programme that accompanied her 2012 retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

In association with Cindy Sherman.

  • Date: 26 February 2017
  • Time: Sunday, 2pm
  • Cost: Free

The Fearless Vampire Killer

Dir. Roman Polanski, 1hr 31min, PG Adult themes

Roman Polanski and the gorgeous Sharon Tate in Transylvanian camp. Great theatrical entertainment.

—Cindy Sherman

The Naked Kiss

1964, Dir. Samuel Fuller, 1hr 30min, R18 A classic Samuel Fuller tale of an ex-prostitute trying to reform and marry the perfect guy who will forgive her past. Until we find out why.

— Cindy Sherman

Part of the Cindy Sherman Film Programme

Sundays 15 January – 19 March 2017

This programme includes six films selected by Cindy Sherman that have informed her practice and seven selected by Curator Aaron Lister that are almost impossible to watch without thinking about her work. Both have provided descriptions to accompany their selections.

Scary movies. Strange characters. Fierce women. Odd behavior. Obscured stories. Innovative filmmaking. I think these are the characteristics that tie together all the films that are my favorites, all the films that inspire me. They inspire me to create characters, tell stories without words, playing attraction off repulsion, letting the viewer discover the story (or making it hard for them).—Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman selected these films for the screening programme that accompanied her 2012 retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

In association with Cindy Sherman.

  • Date: 19 February 2017
  • Time: Sunday, 2pm
  • Cost: Free

Shadows

1959, Dir. John Cassavetes, 1hr 27min, PG

Revolutionary style, story, and cinematography, and a vintage New York City backdrop (including MoMA’s Sculpture Garden).    

—Cindy Sherman    

Eyes of Laura Mars

1978, Dir. Irvin Kershner, 1hr 44min, R16

Faye Dunaway plays a controversial photographer whose camera sees more than it should. This cheesy thriller uses its sleazy New York setting to bring together fashion photography and forensic photography, models and victims, artists and killers.

—Aaron Lister 

Part of the Cindy Sherman Film Programme

Sundays 15 January – 19 March 2017

This programme includes six films selected by Cindy Sherman that have informed her practice and seven selected by Curator Aaron Lister that are almost impossible to watch without thinking about her work. Both have provided descriptions to accompany their selections.

Scary movies. Strange characters. Fierce women. Odd behavior. Obscured stories. Innovative filmmaking. I think these are the characteristics that tie together all the films that are my favorites, all the films that inspire me. They inspire me to create characters, tell stories without words, playing attraction off repulsion, letting the viewer discover the story (or making it hard for them).—Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman selected these films for the screening programme that accompanied her 2012 retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

In association with Cindy Sherman.

  • Date: 12 February 2017
  • Time: Sunday, 2pm
  • Cost: Free

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

1974, Dir. Tobe Hooper, 1hr 23min, R18 Violence

This groundbreaking horror film brought in the concept of the young heroine who saves herself, outwitting the evil inbred cannibals, who were, in my youthful vision, hilarious. What makes this film just a thing of beauty is the set-up of the utterly creepy family, the camera work intensifying the horror as comatose Grandpa is given the hammer to bash in the heroine’s skull. The perfect horror film, combining terror, humor, great visuals, and a female heroine.
—Cindy Sherman

Clown

2014, Dir. Jon Watts, 1hr 40min, R16 Horror, graphic violence and offensive language

Putting on a clown costume and makeup unleashes an evil curse on a doting father. With a disturbing cameo from horror director Eli Roth. Not for coulrophobes.
 —Aaron Lister 

Part of the Cindy Sherman Film Programme

Sundays 15 January – 19 March 2017

This programme includes six films selected by Cindy Sherman that have informed her practice and seven selected by Curator Aaron Lister that are almost impossible to watch without thinking about her work. Both have provided descriptions to accompany their selections.

Scary movies. Strange characters. Fierce women. Odd behavior. Obscured stories. Innovative filmmaking. I think these are the characteristics that tie together all the films that are my favorites, all the films that inspire me. They inspire me to create characters, tell stories without words, playing attraction off repulsion, letting the viewer discover the story (or making it hard for them).—Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman selected these films for the screening programme that accompanied her 2012 retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

In association with Cindy Sherman.

  • Date: 4 - 19 March 2017
  • Time: Saturdays and Sundays, 12.15pm
  • Cost: Free with exhibition entry

Get more out of your visit—join a friendly, knowledgeable guide for a 40-minute introduction to Cindy Sherman

Meet in Main Foyer.

19 November 2016 - 19 March 2017

Other People’s Photographs: Cindy Sherman’s Found Albums and Scrapbooks.

This exhibition draws from Cindy Sherman’s collection of found photographs, scrapbooks and albums.

It includes over 200 photographs taken at Casa Susanna, a 1960s upstate New York retreat for cross-dressing men run by Susanna (Tito Valenti) and her wife Marie—a master wig maker. Casa Susanna was a safe space where guests could freely express what Susanna termed ‘the girl-within’. These were private photographs taken by and passed amongst members of the Casa Susanna community, hidden from a hostile outside world. Sherman found the album containing these photographs at an antique fair in New York City in the early 2000s.

The exhibition also includes albums and scrapbooks that once belonged to families, lovers and fans. ‘Bobby and Cindi’ was Sherman’s first found scrapbook. It previously belonged to star-crossed lovers, whose identities are known only through the names scrawled across its pages. There is an album dedicated to 1930s actor Charles McClelland, whose IMDB profile suggests a career limited to generic roles such as ‘Detective’, ‘Cop’ and ‘Brakeman’. Other albums document an American GI’s travels through the Pacific, a romantic retreat to Denver, a circus troupe and the construction of a Massachusetts highway. Sherman describes looking at these albums as ‘like looking into a stranger’s life, just without many facts, just what they show and tell you’.

Here, we also see these photographs through Cindy Sherman’s work. The use of photography to perform and assert femininity at Casa Susanna anticipates Sherman’s explorations into gender roles and identity construction. The expressions, gestures and movements of the people in all the photographs look like Shermanesque performances to camera.

Free with entry to Cindy Sherman.

  • Date: 9 December 2016
  • Time: Friday, 6pm
  • Cost: Free

Cindy Sherman has been the darling of the fashion world since 1994 when she first collaborated with designer Rei Kawakubo to produce a series of photographs for Comme des Garçons. More recently, she has collaborated with Chanel and Balenciaga. Pamela Church Gibson (London College of Fashion) examines the way in which Sherman has entered the category of ‘artist-as-fashion-celebrity’—following Andy Warhol, Tracey Emin and Francesco Vezzoli—and considers how this may be problematic for an artist whose work is so thoroughly based upon the critique of stereotypes.

About Pamela Church Gibson

Pamela Church Gibson is Reader in Cultural and Historical Studies at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London. She has published extensively on film, fashion, fandom, history and heritage.

Presented in partnership with Massey University.

Cindy Sherman will be open until 6pm before the event begins. Exhibition entry charges apply.

  • Date: 29 January 2017
  • Time: Sunday, 2pm
  • Cost: Free

1964, Dir. Samuel Fuller, 1hr 30min, R18

A classic Samuel Fuller tale of an ex-prostitute trying to reform and marry the perfect guy who will forgive her past. Until we find out why.

—Cindy Sherman

Part of the Cindy Sherman Film Programme

Sundays 15 January – 19 March 2017

This programme includes six films selected by Cindy Sherman that have informed her practice and seven selected by Curator Aaron Lister that are almost impossible to watch without thinking about her work. Both have provided descriptions to accompany their selections.

Scary movies. Strange characters. Fierce women. Odd behavior. Obscured stories. Innovative filmmaking. I think these are the characteristics that tie together all the films that are my favorites, all the films that inspire me. They inspire me to create characters, tell stories without words, playing attraction off repulsion, letting the viewer discover the story (or making it hard for them).—Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman selected these films for the screening programme that accompanied her 2012 retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

In association with Cindy Sherman.

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