On Friday, November 6th the Housatonic Museum of Art presents the latest films in its FREE Friday Night Flicks online film series: “With Dad” and “Summer Spent.”
Award-winning photographic journal “With Dad” captures the experience of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. When his father started to show signs of having the disease, internationally noted photographer Stephen DiRado began caring for him at home and photographing him as a way to fill the void. Over the 20-year course of his father’s disease, the film shares DiRado’s compassionate and emotional black-and-white photographs.
Part historical record of the landscape of Martha’s Vineyard, part portrait of one artist’s work, ‘Summer Spent’ gives the viewer a front-row seat to the process of making art. Witness Stephen DiRado’s relentless pursuit of capturing the environment and the people of Aquinnah, MA.
The films will be followed by a lively discussion with Connecticut director Soren Sorensen (With Dad) and Summer Spent director and photographer Stephen DiRado. The event is part of an exceptional online, art-inspired film series presented by Housatonic Museum of Art and curated by the Connecticut Film Festival. The films will go online at 7pm on Friday, November 6th visit www.HousatonicMuseum.org for the film link.