Holiday Screening: Louise Bourgeois & Ilya and Emilia Kabakov

Featuring films by Amei Wallach


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Join us for virtual screenings of films by Rail Editor-at-Large Amei Wallach. We offer poetry recommendations for the holiday weekend.

Register to receive links and passwords that will grant access to the films throughout the day on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26.

Please note this is not a live event.

Film poster of Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine
Courtesy of Amei Wallach and Zeitgeist Films

Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine is a cinematic journey inside the life and imagination of an icon of modern art. As a screen presence, Louise Bourgeois is magnetic, mercurial, and emotionally raw. There is no separation between her life as an artist and the memories and emotions that affect her every day. In 1982, at the age of 71, she became the first woman to be honored with a major retrospective at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Filmed with unparalleled access between 1993 and 2007, Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine is an intimate engagement with an artist’s world and “a work of art in itself” (Artforum).

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Film poster for Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Enter Here
Courtesy of Amei Wallach and First Run Features

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Enter Here portrays two of Russia’s most celebrated international artists, now American citizens, as they come to terms with the new Russia. Two decades after he fled the Soviet Union, Ilya Kabakov overcomes his fears to create six art installations in venues throughout Moscow, where he was once forbidden to exhibit his art. Amidst the cacophony of a city and a country in dizzying transition, he comes face to face with the memories that have made him who he is.

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Amei Wallach is beginning post-production on a new feature-length documentary due out next fall: Taking Venice: The Rauschenberg Factor. Against a Cold War backdrop of danger, challenge, and change, the US government and two artworld insiders deploy the forces of power and intrigue to win Grand Prize for America with the disruptive art of Robert Rauschenberg at the 1964 Venice Biennale. The experience, the international outrage, and social upheavals at home transform Rauschenberg into a champion of free expression, the environment, and peace. For more information or to get involved contact [email protected].

📖 Our tradition is to conclude each event with a poetry reading, so we encourage you to read poems from our current issue after watching the films.

Poetry from the November 2021 issue →

🙏 A special thanks to Amei Wallach and the Easton Foundation for making this virtual screening possible!