2-Minute Film Festival Brings The Silver Screen To CMOA

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Over the course of her nearly 30-year career, Jacqueline Humphries emerged as a singular force in contemporary art with her signature abstract works in metallic and ultraviolet pigments. On June 11th, the Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) unveiled her first solo museum exhibition in nearly a decade, and the first to include both her silver and black-light paintings. On July 9th, the annual 2-Minute Film Festival (2MFF) will pay tribute to the show with The Silver Screen, which features works that draw inspiration from Humphries’ paintings.

For this installment, filmmakers were asked to examine the aesthetics of a classical cinema genre–from noir, epics, and Westerns to screwball comedies, musicals, and science fiction—or take up its narrative tropes, characters, and themes. The 28 entries come from around the country and the globe, including some from as far as Turkey, Argentina, and Iran. Those interested can view the films and vote for their favorite one online at the CMOA website.

The 2015 2-Minute Film Festival will take place at 7:30 p.m. in CMOA’s outdoor Sculpture Court. The event will begin with food and beverages, followed by the screenings at 9:15 p.m. Tickets are $15, $10 for museum members, and are available for purchase at the CMOA website. The Jacqueline Humphries exhibit will continue through October 5th.

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