Film Program at the National Gallery of Art

Saturday, September 26, 2009, 2:30pm: George C. Stoney: American Documentarian
An afternoon of screenings, with A Reunion of All My Babies, Flesh in Ecstasy and How the Myth Was Made
Please see the link below for information on the entire program.

Flesh in Ecstasy: Gaston Lachaise and the Woman He Loved. 2009. USA. Directed by David Bagnall and George Stoney. Narrated by Stanley Tucci. Taking as its focus the casting of Gaston Lachaise's striking Standing Woman of 1932, the film explores the artist's relationship with his model for the work: his wife and muse, Isabel Dutaud Nagle. The film includes quotes from the sculptor's passionate love letters and scenes of the lost wax method casting process at the Modern Art Foundry in Queens, NY, as well as footage of the work’s installation at the Tuileries Gardens in Paris. In English, French with English subtitles.

Voice of Lachaise: Alain Kirili
Guitar music: Michael Calvert
Lachaise research: Paula Hornbostel
Duration: 22 minutes

National Gallery of Art
4th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20565
East Building Concourse, Auditorium
(202) 842-6690

INFO: https://www.nga.gov/press/2009/summer-films.html

Film is now available on lachaisefoundation.org