Article: Picasso and Braque Go To The Movies
Martin Scorcese’s cameos are among the film’s highlights.
Art House Films does a lot of things right. They have a knack for hunting down interesting stories and finding experts to talk about it. Documentaries about the home-grown art collectors HERB & DOROTHY or VISUAL ACOUSTICS, about the seminal architectural photographer Julius Shulman come to mind. PICASSO AND BRAQUE GO TO THE MOVIES is no exception, and they’ve gathered some of today’s most famous artists and art historians to convince us of the point they’re trying to make – the link between the rise of early cinema and the rise of Cubism. A bevy of artists were called to the task, Chuck Close, Julian Schnabel, Robert Whitman, Coosje Van Bruggen, writer Adam Gopnik as well as film historians and experts on early cinema including Martin Scorcese, who co-produced the film along with Robert Greenhut (to list his credits would be to list almost every Woody Allen film.) Don’t let this fool you into thinking the documentary has a high production value. Expect a few transitions a la Power Point.