Archive for January 28, 2010

A Brush with Stormy Weather

Posted in Culture with tags , on January 28, 2010 by substanceandstyledc

On Saturday, Feb. 13, the National Portrait Gallery presents a double feature: Brush with Life: The Art of Being Edward Biberman at 2:00 pm and the classic Stormy Weather at 4:30 pm. According to press notes the documentary Brush with Life recounts the career of Biberman, a pillar of the mid-century art scene in Los Angeles, whose portrait of Lena Horne is in the Portrait Gallery’s collection. Following the film, there will be a conversation with its director, Jeff Kaufman. Stormy Weather stars Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, Cab Calloway and Fats Waller in the African American film classic. The films will be shown in the McEvoy Auditorium; seating is first come, first served.

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