Quarry

Film/Movie

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 7:30 – 10pm PST
Marilyn McArthur Holland Theater, Lisser Hall

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Quarry

Presented by The House Foundation for the Arts and Mills Performing Arts


Quarry

by Meredith Monk & Amram Nowak
1977
82 min
16mm-to-DCP

Composer, singer, director and choreographer Meredith Monk created Quarry: an opera in three movements as a live stage work between 1975-76 – with her company, The House – as a mosaic of images, movement, dialogue, film, sound, light, and music. A meditation on WWII and recurring cycles of intolerance, fascism, and cruelty in history, Quarry centers on a sick American child (played by Monk herself) whose world darkens as her illness progresses. This film version, shot in the Lepercq Space at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 1977, was directed by Amram Nowak and supervised by Monk, and includes her short silent film of the same name. Considered a masterwork of the 20th century, the piece is as prescient today as it was 40 years ago. It is at once a myth, a documentary, and a memorial.


Meredith Monk will introduce the film and participate in a Question and Answer to follow.

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Tickets available beginning Oct 6, 2019.

Photography credit: Giuseppe Pino