PMA Movies: Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters

Posted Jan. 22, 2013, at 2:38 p.m.

Friday, January 25 to Sunday, January 27, 2013; 6:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Portland Musuem of Art, 7 Congress Street, Portland, Maine

Contact: ; 207-775-6148

PORTLAND, Maine — Join us as PMA Movies presents three showings of Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters. Friday, January 25, at 6:30 p.m, Saturday, January 26, at 2 p.m., and Sunday, January 27, at 2 p.m.

An acclaimed photographer with the eye of a filmmaker, Gregory Crewdson has created some of the most gorgeously haunting pictures in the history of the medium. His meticulously composed, large-scale images are stunning narratives of small-town American life—moviescapes crystallized into a single frame. While the photographs are staged with crews that rival many feature film productions, Crewdson takes inspiration as much from his own dreams and fantasies as the worlds of Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch, Edward Hopper, and Diane Arbus. Crewdson’s imagery has also infiltrated the pop culture landscape—including his inimitable Six Feet Under ads and Yo La Tengo album art. Shot over a decade with unprecedented access, Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters beautifully bares the artist’s process—and it’s as mesmerizing and riveting as the images themselves. Directed by Ben Shapiro, 2012. (79 mins.)

Co-presented by SPACE Gallery.