Friday May 4 screening at Cinemapolis, downtown Ithaca ($7 all).
"An art film in the literal sense, German helmer Corinna Belz's intelligently assembled observational [film] offers fascinating insight into the working process of the famed contemporary artist as he prepares a series of abstract canvases. Shooting over three years, Belz eschews voiceover narration, supplementing her perceptive lensing of Richter's studios with new and old footage of the media-shy painter discussing his career with art historians, curators and the press; conversations with his assistants; and a mesmerizing survey of his complete oeuvre." (Variety) Subtitled. More at gerhardrichterpainting.com Digital Projection
2011, color, 1 hour 37 minutes, Germany