ArtMix, Movies and More at the Crocker

by Chris Narloch

The Crocker is the place to be this spring, with a sexy new exhibit entitled Forbidden Fruit that showcases the exquisite contemporary porcelain sculpture of Chris Antemann.

That isn’t all there is to see at the museum, however. I recommend you not miss the Crocker’s rare theater screening of the classic 1985 movie Brazil as well as the next ArtMix, which has a Japanese theme.

Art on Film: Brazil

If you have never seen Brazil, a highly acclaimed movie from writer/director Terry Gilliam (Monty Python), now’s your chance. The Crocker will show the fantasy film on Thursday evening, April 6th as part of their ongoing Art on Film program.

Starring Jonathan Pryce (Miss Saigon) and Robert DeNiro, Brazil is the darkly comic and futuristic tale of how a simple clerical error made by a massive government bureaucracy leads to the wrong man being killed and sends a low-level employee on a Kafka-esque adventure.

Since 1985, Brazil has earned cult status for its innovative art design and sharp wit and is now included in many 100-best film lists, remaining a pointedly prescient work of art.

Brazil will be introduced by local film expert and historian Jacob Greenberg and will include a post-film discussion.

ArtMix: Sakuramento

Karaoke, anime, manga, and maybe a Bonsai tree or two – things will pop off Japanese-style at this month’s adult party at the Crocker, on Thursday evening, April 13th.

Dance to global beats, get a taste of Japanese artisanal beers, and be among the first of your friends to witness the rare Kagamiwari (sake barrel top-breaking) ritual.

For more information about these and other Crocker events, visit www.crockerart.org.

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