Hail the New Puritan

Event Type
Other Event
Event Description

Museum of Contemporary Art Screens Films by Charles Atlas: Hail the New Puritan (1986 , 84 min), 6pm
Using a faux-cinéma vérité style, Charles Atlas depicts a day in Michael Clark’s life as he and his company prepare for a performance of New Puritans. The fictionalized documentary about the Scottish dancer and choreographer features production design by Leigh Bowery, who also appears in the film. Much of the music is by The Fall, Mark E. Smith and Brix Smith, Glenn Branca, Bruce Gilbert (of Wire), and Jeffrey Hinton.


Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

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Chicago, IL 60611
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