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February  13

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Reel Portraits: Artist and Sitter
Saturday,  February  13 , 2 and 4:30 pm
National Portrait Gallery, McEvoy Auditorium

The National Portrait Gallery presents a double feature: Brush with Life: The Art of Being Edward Biberman (2 pm) and the classic Stormy Weather (4:30 pm). The documentary Brush with Life recounts the career of Edward Biberman, a pillar of the mid-century art scene in Los Angeles, whose portrait of Lena Horne is in the gallery’s collection. Lena Horne stars (along with Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, Cab Calloway, and Fats Waller) in Stormy Weather, an early African American classic. Following the screening of Brush with Life, there will be a conversation with its director, Jeff Kaufman. (Brush with Life: 85 minutes, 2008; Stormy Weather: 78 minutes, 1943)

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