Curious Theatre Company cracked open a whole new fascination for troubled color-field artist Mark Rothko with its production of the engaging playRed
, in which the painter and his assistant discuss the meaning of life and art while painting a fresh canvas onstage. And just as the play offers a peek into the artist's world, helping its audiences see into the inner life of his luminescent works, the documentary filmRothko's Rooms
by David Thompson also builds a visceral, visual bridge that crosses into the unique Rothko eye-view.
Curious and the Denver Film Society collaborated to present Breaking the Fourth Wall: Rothko's Rooms, which combines a screening of the doc with a talkback discussion led by Red director Christy Montour-Larson and cast member Ben Bonenfant.
The evening begins at 7 p.m. at the Denver FilmCenter; admission ranges from $7 to $9.25, with discounts for members of both organizations. For details and reservations visit the Denver FilmCenter online.
And in advance of tonight's event, read Westword critic Juliet Wittman's rave review of Red.
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