NHdocs: the New Haven Documentary Film Festival 2021

Felix The Cat: 100 Years In The Making & All the Possibilities

Expired August 24, 2020 3:00 AM
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All the Possibilities…Reflections on a Painting by Vernon Pratt is a documentary meditation on artist Vernon Pratt’s over 1,400 square foot systematic abstraction painting, ALL THE POSSIBILITIES OF FILLING IN SIXTEENTHS (65,536), which was completed in 1982 but only recently exhibited for the first time. All the Possibilities… gives viewers a unique experience of Vernon Pratt’s mesmerizing and massive work of art from the level of the smallest square to the painting as a whole. With a percussive score inspired by the painting’s mathematical formulas, All the Possibilities… immerses viewers in Pratt’s world of mathematically-based abstraction, a symphony in black and white. 

Director's Bio: Marsha Gordon is a professor of film history and author of numerous books and essays. Louis Cherry is an architect who designs houses, schools, libraries, churches, and other community buildings. They make documentaries about art- and architecture-related subjects, and have also collaborated on multi-media art installations as well as more traditional photographic and painting projects. Their first documentary, Rendered Small, is available for free streaming at UNC-TV, North Carolina’s PBS affiliate. Their current documentary work-in-progress is Nesting.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    16 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    New England Premiere
  • Director
    Marsha Gordon, Louis Cherry
  • Producer
    Marsha Gordon, Louis Cherry