Painting with Light: Tribute to Vittorio Storaro

In March 2017, the George Eastman Award for distinguished contribution to the art of film will be presented to Italian cinematographer Vittorio Storaro. Not only one of the world’s most respected cinematographers of both the 20th and 21st centuries, Storaro is also a veritable “painter with light.” His unmatched technical prowess is imbued with original, deeply philosophical and highly personal reflections on how various shapes and colors psychologically affect our perception. A mere glance at his credits should be enough to convince anyone of the tremendous impact Storaro’s work has had on the advancement of visual arts. He worked with some of the most celebrated film directors (Bernardo Bertolucci, Francis Ford Coppola, Warren Beatty, Carlos Saura, Woody Allen) to create some of the most visually stunning pictures of all time, including such masterpieces as Last Tango in Paris and Apocalypse Now. The George Eastman Museum is certainly not the first to recognize Storaro’s unique talent; among numerous other awards—including three Academy Awards—Storaro was named one of history’s eleven most influential cinematographers by the respected International Cinematographers Guild. With this honor, he is placed in the “front ranks of a new wave of filmmakers who transformed the art form beginning in the 1950s” (and the only one still surviving today).

Date:
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Vittorio Storaro. Cult director Dario Argento’s feature film debut is a heart-stopping sex thriller with gorgeous widescreen Technicolor cinematography by Vittorio Storaro in his first major production.
Date:
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Vittorio Storaro. The feverish erotic intensity of Last Tango in Paris led to its ban in Italy for promoting obscenity and made it one of the most controversial and furiously debated films in the entire history of the cinema. Screening of a rare X-rated 35mm print!
Date:
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Vittorio Storaro. The feverish erotic intensity of Last Tango in Paris led to its ban in Italy for promoting obscenity and made it one of the most controversial and furiously debated films in the entire history of the cinema. Screening of a rare X-rated 35mm print!
Date:
Friday, March 24, 2017
Time:
7 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Vittorio Storaro | Cinematographer in Person Cinematographer Vittorio Storaro will give a special introduction to this screening of Apocalypse Now Redux, Coppola’s epic re-edited to include nearly fifty minutes of footage not seen on its initial release.
Date:
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time:
8 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Vittorio Storaro | Cinematographer in Person. The museum presents acclaimed cinematographer Vittorio Storaro with the George Eastman Award. The ceremony will include a conversation with Storaro, followed by Dick Tracy.
Date:
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Time:
2 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Vittorio Storaro | East Coast Premiere |  Cinematographer in Person | Post-screening Remarks by Dr. Muhammad Shafiq. Cinematographer Vittorio Storaro will introduce this extravagant historical spectacle chronicling the first thirteen years of the Prophet Muhammad. Post-screening remarks by Dr. Muhammad Shafiq, executive director of the Brian and Jean Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue and professor of religious studies at Nazareth College. Free Admission. 
Date:
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Vittorio Storaro. This charming, candy-colored love story, a Las Vegas-set fantasia, is now considered to be one of the most influential post-modern works of its era.
Date:
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Vittorio Storaro | Rochester Premiere. “Majid Majidi’s...impeccably rich re-creation of the seventh-century Hejaz...a fraught, heaving world, a polytheistic marketplace...the pagan chasm out of which Islam emerged...is intellectually honest, committed and poetic, but let’s hope we never need to call it ‘brave.’” – The Guardian
Date:
Friday, March 31, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Vittorio Storaro. Winner of eight Academy Awards, including Best Cinematography, this Bertolucci epic details the life of Pu Yi, crowned China’s final emperor at age three. Shot by Storaro in vibrantly colored widescreen, revealed in full glory in this rare and beautiful 35mm print.
Date:
Monday, April 3, 2017
Time:
1:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Senior Matinee | Vittorio Storaro. This charming, candy-colored love story, a Las Vegas-set fantasia, is now considered to be one of the most influential post-modern works of its era.
Date:
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Vittorio Storaro. In this lavish recreation of the last days of Francisco Goya, Storaro re-creates Goya’s densely atmospheric, dark art through cinematic means.
Date:
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Vittorio Storaro. Martin Sheen plays Capt. Willard, a military officer sent on a secret mission to assassinate rogue officer Col. Kurtz (Marlon Brando) in the darkest days of the Vietnam War.
Date:
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Vittorio Storaro | Free Member Film. Matthew Broderick stars in this unabashedly romantic swashbuckling fantasy. Storaro's golden-hour cinematography captures all the mist and magic of a medieval Italian countryside.
Date:
Monday, April 17, 2017
Time:
1:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Senior Matinee | Vittorio Storaro. Matthew Broderick stars in this unabashedly romantic swashbuckling fantasy. Storaro's golden-hour cinematography captures all the mist and magic of a medieval Italian countryside. Free for ages 55 and older.
Date:
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Vittorio Storaro. Well-heeled American travelers Kit and Port indulge a winsome third wheel through North Africa. They flee erotic attachment, pushing deeper into the desert, where there are no hotels and dollars are worthless.
Date:
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Time:
2 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Vittorio Storaro. Prompted by the dreams of Lama-seeking Buddhist monks, young Jesse Conrad travels to Bhutan to discover if he is the budding Buddha-to-be. His path to enlightenment mirrors the life story of Prince Siddhartha.