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Screening of Dolls of Darkness: The Art of Michel Nedjar at the American Folk Art Museum


Dolls of Darkness is a feature-length film that explores the mysteries and profundities of dolls, puppets, and marionettes in the context of the grotesque rag dolls of contemporary French artist Michel Nedjar. It focuses on his studio and his vast collection of magic dolls and masks from around the world, and examines the role of the Holocaust in the artist’s creative process. Original music by Alex Waterman, Sasha Boychouk, and Brandon Besharah. French with English subtitles. 63 minutes.

Dolls of Darkness: The Art of Michel Nedjar is a new documentary film by Allen S. Weiss and Tom Rasky. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Allen S. Weiss and Valérie Rousseau, curator, self-taught art and art brut, American Folk Art Museum.


Tuesday, July 18th from 6:30-8:00pm


American Folk Art Museum

2 Lincoln Square.

New York, NY 10023

Dolls of Darkness is a subtitled version of the original film, Poupées des ténèbres (2016).

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