29th October 2015

introduced by the artist’s daughter, Anna Gunin KORTOKRAKS: I’M JUST NOT DEAD ENOUGH

This documentary film tells the story of Rudolf Kortokraks, hailed as the last important representative of late Expressionism. Kortokraks grew up in Hitler’s Germany and lived as an impoverished artist in postwar Paris, before settling in London with his wife and children. In the 1950s and 1960s, he worked as head assistant at Oskar Kokoschka’s ‘School of Seeing’ in Salzburg. Later he started his own art school in Tuscania, Italy. Kortokraks spent the final years of his nomadic life in Austria.

Petra Hinterberger’s film captures the quintessential life of an artist: what it means to live for your art. It is an exploration of the essence of creativity. Partly filmed in and around Bruton, the film is in English, German and Italian with subtitles. This is the UK premiere screening.

‘Kortokraks was 100% an artist – 150% if that were possible. Seeing this film about him was a delight and brought him vividly to life. I wish that similar films had been made about other great artists.’ Derry Moore, photographer (12th Earl of Drogheda)

£10 per ticket
the evening starts with an autumn sour cocktail with thanks to Sipsmith

clubroom bar open from 6.30 pm; film starts at 7pm
followed by a Q&A with Anna Gunin to book call 01749 814070 meantime curated by Emma Craigie