The “In the stream of time” exhibition features pictures by photographers who have gone down in the history of photography. Many of them are unique and fascinating characters, not only because of their work, but also because of their exciting life. No wonder that some of them have become heroes of films. In the Gallery we will present two long documentaries, to which we invite all enthusiasts of photography and good documentary film.
Bert Stern. Orginal Madman Madman
directed by: Shannah Laumeister
USA, 2011, 93′
Sophia Loren, Liz Taylor, Shirley MacLaine, Barbra Streisand, Madonna, Scarlett Johansson, Marilyn Monroe – all of them were photographed by the famous American photographer Bert Stern. “Making love and taking pictures are very similar things when it comes to women,” says Stern, who gained fame thanks to Marlin Monroe’s so-called bed session and the “Lolita in the heart-shaped sunglasses” photo. It was used on Stanley Kubrick’s “Lolita” poster.
“Bert Stern. Oryginal Madman” is divided into parts and filled with photographs, interviews and scenes from Stern’s life, as well as with atmospheric music. Laumeister tells us the story of a man who worshipped women – his models – and, by taking them to the pedestal, created icons of style and fashion. At the same time, however, he was unable to share everyday life with them. The film presents an intimate and delicate portrait of a beloved man who had everything in his life, but who also lost everything.