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Resisting Paradise


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...more