Art in Focus: Films During the Pandemic, with Marion Wolberg Weiss

Date: 05/16/2021

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm



Marion Wolberg Weiss
Film historianMarion Wolberg Weiss

Watching movies has become a different experience during the pandemic. Viewers are often isolated, interrupted and disorientated. Yet Netflix has been offering films that are especially arresting and offbeat, like “The Queen’s Gambit” and “I Care a Lot,” with daring characters, surrealistic plots, strong female characters and experimental styles. True-life movies, like Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” are similarly compelling and relevant during this troublesome period.

Marion Wolberg Weiss is the host of the Pollock Krasner House’s long-running series, “Artists on Film,” which was cancelled last fall due to COVID-19 restrictions. A former art critic for Dan’s Papers, she currently writes the “Media Matters” blog. The author of a critical biography of Martin Scorsese, she has conducted workshops on Politics and the Media for The American Film Institute and has taught for over 30 years at such institutions as New York University and American University. She holds a Master’s degree in Media from New York University and a Ph.D. in Communications from Howard University.

The Art in Focus series features illustrated talks that illuminate the world of art, co-sponsored by Stony Brook Southampton Library and the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center. The talks are free, but registration is required. This event is made possible by support from the John H. Marburger III Fund of Stony Brook University. 


Please register for the event via Zoom.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Claire Payne

Claire Payne

Web Services and Data Librarian at Stony Brook University Libraries
Claire is the Web Services and Data Librarian and the liaison to the Department of Art.
Claire Payne
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