Things To Do

Basel Week Film Guide

Thursday, Dec. 3

Video Art and Mainstream Distribution: A program of video art by the artists Tom Sachs & The Neistat Brothers and Marc Horowitz, curated by Creative Time, New York. With artist panel discussion, moderated by Meredith Johnson, Creative Time. Oceanfront at Collins Park, between 21st and 22nd Streets. (5 minutes walk from the Convention Center). Free public access. 7 to 8.30p.m. at Oceanfront at Collins Park.

The films and photographs of Alex Nahon: Alex Nahon is an artist and filmmaker born in Paris, France. During the past ten years, his photos and film-installations were presented in some of the most prestigious art shows in the US and Europe. In addition to his art work, Alex has written, directed, acted in and produced fiction short-films, documentaries, music videos and commercials. As an actor, he recently played in Julie Delpy’s Two Days in Paris (2007).. He will reprise his role as ‘Manu’ in the sequel to come Two Days in New York. He recently directed a film-portrait of the Swedish singer Lykke Li, which eventually became a music video for her song “This Trumpet In My Mind” from her worldly acclaimed debut album Youth Novels

Also to be screened: the video short compilation Parts of a Room.

Four artists, Belaxis Buil, Jeffrey Delannoy, Milcho, and Douglas Voisin, each representing a line that completes a box, or in this case a room, were asked to create a video based on their individual concept of space and environment. The artists selected work with video and photography but are deeply influenced by other disciplines such as dance, music, and performance. Each artist was assigned a chapter to the concept. Discussions on details were not to be shared and the end result is a video short compilation that completes a story line. 7-11 p.m. at Miami Beach Cinematheque.

Friday, Dec. 4

An exclusive work-in-progress sneak preview of the feature documentary film Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2009) by Tamara davis, and produced by Lilly Bright, Alexis Spraic, Stanley Buchthal, Maja Hoffmann and David Koh. Preceded by a panel discussion with director Tamra Davis, and other participants in the project, moderated by Bob Colacello. Curated by Zurich film connoisseur This Brunner. Oceanfront at Collins Park between 21st and 22nd Streets. (5 minutes walk from the Convention Center). Free public access. 8.30 to 10p.m. at Ocean Front at Collins Park. 

Friday, Dec. 4 through Tuesday, Dec. 8 

Antichrist (Directed by Lars von Trier/Denmark/2009/109mins.) Starring Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Lars von Trier’s film concerns a grieving couple’s retreat to ‘Eden’, their isolated cabin in the woods, where they hope to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse. Due to the provocative nature of this film, under age seventeen is not admitted. (See trailer above.) Showtimes at 7pm and 9:15pm.

Sat., Dec. 5


The Watcher and the Watched: A program of video art by the artists Jill Magid and Kon Trubkovich, curated by Creative Time, New York. With artist panel discussion, moderated by Meredith Johnson, Creative Time. Oceanfront at Collins Park, between 21st and 22nd Streets. (5 minutes walk from the Convention Center). Free public access. 7 to 8.30p.m. at Oceanfront at Collins Park.

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