Art and a Movie: Red Grooms
2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Pre-Screening Talk: Grooms in Focus
Fine Arts Building, Room 102
Presented by Nan Brewer, the Eskenazi Museum of Art's Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Works on Paper.
Red Grooms: Sunflower in a Hothouse (1985)
Directed by Thomas L. Neff
Fat Feet/Tappy Toes (1966/1969)
Directed by Red Grooms
Although best known for his paintings, prints, and large sculptural constructions. Pop artist Red Grooms was also an influential experimental filmmaker during the 1960s and '70s. This program begins with an Academy Award-nominated documentary short, provided by IU Libraries Moving Image Archive, and concludes with two of Grooms's early experimental films. Fat Feet, a collaboration with Mimi Gross, Yvonne Andersen, and Dominic Falcone, was described by Grooms as "a city symphony, with living comic strip characters and sound." While this live-action and animated short evokes bawdy Keystone Cops, Tappy Toes—called the last underground musical—mixes the flamboyancy of Busby Berkeley with the political bullyism of Mayor Daley's Chicago.
This event is free but ticketed. To acquire advanced tickets please visit the IU Cinema's website.
Art and a Movie is sponsored in part by Marsha R. Bradford and Harold A. Dumes.