Friday February 8, 2013

GREAT BARRINGTON --The BIFF (Berkshire International Film Festival) Reel Friends Film Society, and the Beacon and Triplex cinemas will present special encore screenings of Ben Shapiro’s award-winning documentary film "Gregory Crewdson: Bried Encounters on Saturday afternoon at 4:30 at the Beacon in Pittsfield and Sunday morning at 11 a.m. at the Triplex.

There will be a Q&A with Crewdson immediately following Saturday’s screening at the Beacon only.

The film was the closing night presentation at last year’s BIFF where it screened to a sold-out and enthusiastic audience at the Mahaiwe.

An acclaimed photographer with the eye of a filmmaker, Crewdson creates meticulously composed, large-scale images that spin narratives of small-town American life. While the photographs are staged with crews that rival many feature film productions, Crewdson takes inspiration as much from his own dreams and fantasies as the worlds of Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch, Edward Hopper and Diane Arbus.

Crewdson’s imagery has also infiltrated the pop culture landscape -- including his Six Feet Under ads and Yo La Tengo album art.

Shot over a decade with unprecedented access, "Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters" bares the artist’s process.