Resisting Paradise
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Noted experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer examines the often fragile line between art and politics in this documentary produced during a sojourn in Southern France. Resisting Paradise puts its primary focus on two artists who lived in the South of France and were strongly influenced by its beauty and light -- the fauvist master Henri Matisse and contemporary success Pierre Bonnard. In interviews, Bonnard views art as an essentially apolitical pursuit, and regards war and governmental corruption as matters not worthy of his attention. However, Matisse felt differently, as both the artist and… More