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PARRISH ART MUSEUM & OLA FILM FESTIVAL PRESENT

A SCREENING OF “THE KING OF ALL THE WORLD,”

PLUS BILINGUAL TOURS AND A RECEPTION

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 6 to 9:30 PM

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The Museum’s 18th year of collaboration with OLA kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month

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Still from the film The King of All the World. Courtesy of the producers.

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WATER MILL, 9/1/2022—As part of the annual OLA Film Festival, guest curated by the Organización Latino-Americana of Eastern Long Island (OLA), the Parrish Art Museum presents an outdoor screening of world-renowned, award-winning director Carlos Saura’s critically acclaimed film The King of All the World (El rey de todo el mundo, 2021, 95 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles). In the film, Saura examines contemporary issues challenging Mexico through a visual feast of dance and drama set to traditional Mexican music. Doors open at 5:30 PM for the event, on Friday, September 16. At 6 pm, guests are invited to join bilingual tours of Another Justice: US Is Them and Joaquín Sorolla and Esteban Vicente: In the Light of the Garden, followed by a light reception on the Terrace. The outdoor screening begins at 7:00 PM.

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The King of All the World follows protagonist Manuel who asks Sara, his ex-wife and renowned choreographer, to direct his next show—a musical about making musicals. Inés, a beautiful young dancer from Mexico City’s humble outlying districts, wins the part of the female lead, but her performance and her life are threatened by her father, who had tried to outwit the local mob. 

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Still from the film The King of All the World. Courtesy of the producers.

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Set and shot in a massive hanger with lighting design by Apocalypse Now cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, The King of All the World exemplifies Saura’s passion for artistic performance rather than finished art. He realizes this approach through excerpts from stunning paintings of the Mexican revolution; a haunting, spare rendition of the song La Llorona; dancers emerging from behind studio screens to perform to Lila Down’s La Cumbia del Mole; and Cuco Sánchez’s superbly rendered song of the same title, about the indignities of love.

Admission to the film, tour, and reception is $15 |$5 for Parrish Members and students with ID. 

The screening takes place rain or shine outdoors on the Museum’s Terrace and Event Lawn. Space on the Terrace is limited; advance ticket purchase and registration is required. Please bring your own chairs, no Museum seating is available. Beverages are available to purchase in the Café at the Parrish. No outside food or drink is permitted.

Please go to parrishart.org/visit for COVID-19 guidelines and requirements.

Friday Nights at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor: Bank of America.

Additional support provided by Weill Cornell Medicine – Southampton and The Corcoran Group

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OLA of Eastern Long Island, Inc.

OLA (Organización Latino-Americana) was founded in 2002 as a nonprofit agency committed to promoting social, economic, cultural, and educational development within Long Island’s East End Latino/Hispanic communities. Through its own programming initiatives and ongoing local collaborations, OLA strives to empower, inform, and celebrate our varied Latino and Hispanic communities while building bridges within the larger East End community that help to foster understanding and harmony.

OLA’s Film Festival has partnered with the Parrish Art Museum for the last 18 years. OLA selects films from around the globe that challenge, engage, and entertain both Spanish and English-speaking audiences. OLA festivals are characterized by music, dancing, food, and wine from Latino/Hispanic countries. 

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Parrish Art Museum

Inspired by the natural setting and artistic life of Long Island’s East End, the Parrish Art Museum illuminates the creative process and how art and artists transform our experiences and understanding of the world and how we live in it. The Museum fosters connections among individuals, art, and artists through care and interpretation of the collection, presentation of exhibitions, publications, educational initiatives, programs, and artists-in-residence. The Parrish is a center for cultural engagement, an inspiration and destination for the region, the nation, and the world.

www.parrishart.org

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Parrish Art Museum construction photographs © Jeff Heatley.

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AAQ / Resource: Westhampton Architectural Glass

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