Two films about the making of art and music will be shown on Sunday, March 3, at the Martha Vineyard Hebrew Center’s Harriet B. Freedberg Learning Center. Postponed from February 17, because of the weather, the program, featuring Their Lives In Art: Robert Henry & Selina Trieff and Making Music: The Emerson String Quartet will begin at 4 pm.
A description of the films appeared in The Times of February 13 – Film : The bookends of couple’s film career screen Sunday.
The two films, which document the passion and intensity of living the creative life, are the work of longtime Island film makers, Robert and Marjory Potts of West Tisbury. For nearly 25 years, they have made a variety of documentaries and educational productions from their home studio.
Making Music: The Emerson String Quartet,a short film (30 minutes), was shot over one week in July 1982 when the group was playing on the Vineyard. Formed in 1976, the quartet was only in its sixth year when the film was made, but was already highly acclaimed and has since become one of leading string quartets in the world.
Their Lives in Art : Robert Henry and Selina Trieff, (58 minutes)is about the life and work of a Provincetown/New York/ Vineyard couple whose more than 50 years of married life has been devoted to the making of art. (They lived in Christiantown for more than 30 years.) This film explores the questions: What does it mean to live an “artist’s life” in modern times? And, can someone truly be an artist, without the celebrity and the big money that goes with the big time, and still function in the real world?
Suggested donation for the evening is $5.