Films by Henry Ferrini: POLIS IS THIS and LOWELL BLUES will screen at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC as part of Beat Memories. Saturday, June 26th.
Rough Cut Screening of The Ghost Army by Rick Beyer.
What happens when an impoverished, working-class town decides that its only hope for survival lies within the world of contemporary art? Can these two disparate worlds possibly benefit each other? And why would they even try?
THE GHOST ARMY PREMIERES ON TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013 AT 8:00 PM ET ON PBS
Vincent Ferrini calls himself, “the living poem.” At 80 years of age his enthusiasm and energy for life is infectious. Poem In Action portrays the forces which forged him as a poet: his life as an immigrant’s son and factory worker, the Great Depression, the Communist Party and the poetics of place.
Rene di Rosa is smitten by art. For over 50 years the renowned Napa Valley collector and California art patron has been seeking out unknown and emerging artists, adding their work to his ever-growing and vast collection. SMITTEN is not only about a man and his vast and extraordinary collection, it also offers a delightful commentary on the “art” of aging successfully.