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September 7, 2007
The new documentary film about Cuban-American photographer Abelardo Morell is now screening at various places around the world. You can meet Morell and the film director Allie Humenuk at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts on Thursday September 13 at 8 pm., and Saturday September 15 at 1:45 pm.
Still from the film.
Laura and Brady in the Shadow of Our House, 1994
Filmmaker's Synopsis: Shadow of the House is about looking closely. Filmed over seven years, it is an intimate portrait of photographer Abelardo Morell, revealing the mystery and method of his artistic process. The narrative skips across time and space from his early childhood escape from Castro's regime to his status as a world-renowned photographer. The film explores his daily working life as an artist and his eventual return to Cuba after 40 years of living in exile. Shadow of the House uncovers the deep layers of a man who is pushed to confront his past and his familial allegiances as it explores his unique artistic vision.
You can get more information about the movie, and view a trailer, at www.shadowofthehouse.com. And of course, you can view a very nice selection of Morell's work here on Lens Culture, and listen to our exclusive audio interview with him as well.