HERB AND DOROTHY

AMC La Jolla 12 Theatres

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Guest: Megumi Sasaki, Director

TUESDAY, MAY 5

5:00pm or 7:30pm (You Pick!)

Members Night Special / Cinema Society Sampler

HERB AND DOROTHY

(Auditoriums 4 Only)

AMC La Jolla 12 Theatres

As we begin our 26th season of cinema, current Society members are invited to invite friends who would like to "sample" the Cinema Society (before deciding to join us for our new season) to our premiere of the amazing story of Herb and Dorothy Vogel—HERB AND DOROTHY:

You will be enchanted by Herb and Dorothy Vogel. And even more enchanting is the art collection they have amassed since their first purchase in the early 1960s. A labor of love, the collected works now number thousands of pieces (enough to fill over five moving vans when transported to Washington D.C.'s National Gallery of Art in 1992) and are, perhaps, the most comprehensive representation of New York-generated modern and contemporary art in the world, especially when you consider their limited means.

Herb was a postal worker and sometimes art student and painter; Dorothy worked as a librarian. Both are self-proclaimed "wannabe artists." In 1960 they met at a dance and were married shortly after. On their honeymoon in Washington, they took a trip to the National Gallery and learned about art. From there, that love- of art and each other- blossomed and the collecting began.

From the first piece- a 1962 untitled work by John Chamberlain- to the last, each is lovingly treated like a child. HERB AND DOROTHY is a gem of a personal tour and an impressive narrative of the New York City art scene from the 1960s to present day.

HERB AND DOROTHY, directed by Megumi Sasaki, is an Arthouse Films Release.

Running Time: 91 Minutes Not Rated

PLEASE NOTE: Members of the 25th Season simply need to show their season pass for admission to this sampler program. A pass for potential members will be mailed out to all current members.

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