The Princeton Garden Theatre presents a screening of multimedia artist/director Gustav Deutsch’s 2013 film, Shirley: Visions of Reality, on Thursday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Cinema Today series organized by Princeton Arts Fellow Pacho Velez and Professor of Visual Art Joe Scanlan. The screening will be followed by an in-person Q&A with filmmakers Gustav Deutsch & Hanna Schimek.

Deutsch directed this highly unique film based on the work of painter Edward Hopper. Using thirteen of Hopper’s paintings, Deutsch weaves the story of one woman through four decades whose thoughts and beliefs take us through an era in American history. Featuring scenic art by Hanna Schimek, Shirley: Visions of Reality evokes the spirit and tone of Hopper’s work through beautiful art direction and cinematography.

Tickets are required for this event. Princeton University students, faculty, and staff may reserve a free ticket through Eventbrite — PUID will be needed to pick up your tickets at the box office that evening. Tickets may be purchased by the public through the Garden Theatre online or at the box office at 160 Nassau Street in Princeton.

Cinema Today, the Lewis Center for the Arts’ new film series, invites some of the world’s most exciting directorial talents to the Princeton Garden Theatre. Featuring contemporary filmmakers eager to share their work, insights, and experience with the Princeton community. Some screenings are stand-alone, while four evenings include a film screening and a freewheeling question-and-answer session with the directors. Through discussions of formal aesthetics, narrative techniques, and social commitments, the series tackles many pressing issues at the heart of cinema today.


Still from Gustav Deutsch and Hanna Schimek’s film, “Shirley: Visions of Reality”


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  • Program in Visual Arts
  • Princeton Garden Theater