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Special Free Screening! Added Short Film at 6:30 pm! FRONT International presents

THE TASK

United States | 2017 | Leigh Ledare

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The influential artist film The Task was “shot by a film crew in a single room over several days. The camera observes real-life Tavistock group-therapy participants as they work toward the abstract ‘task’ of articulating the conscious and unconscious relationships between the people in the room. As they negotiate their individual positions and try to name complex gender, class, and racial dynamics, they are guided and sometimes thwarted by a set of professional yet inscrutable therapist-consultants. The film’s climax raises questions about the power of artmaking to challenge and cross boundaries and to intervene unexpectedly in social structures” (FRONT Int’l). DCP. 118 min.

The Task will be preceded at 6:30 pm by Lenka Clayton and Phillip Andrew Lewis's FRONT-commissioned short film Five Hundred Twenty-Four (USA, 2022), featuring singers from over 20 different Cleveland-area choirs.

Admission free; part of FRONT International 2022: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, on view thru 10/2. www.frontart.org

Face masks, though always recommended, must be worn by filmgoers only when the CDC’s community risk level for Covid in Cuyahoga County is HIGH. Visit cia.edu/covid for the current community risk level and see the “Face Coverings” section for our detailed mask requirements.

As a reminder, filmgoers can park for free in Lot 73 and in the Institute's annex lot, and should enter CIA via nearby Entrance C. Click here for a map.

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Thursday 9/8
7pm
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