Art Basel announces details of its 2017 Film program in Basel

Over 34 films and video works to screen between June 12 and June 17

Curated for the third consecutive year by Cairo-based film curator Maxa Zoller, the Film sector presents an exciting program of 34 film and video works by the show’s participating galleries. Highlights include works by John Akomfrah, Kader Attia, Eric Baudelaire, He Xiangyu, Ana Mendieta, Ugo Rondinone and Andy Warhol. Filipa César’s new work ‘Spell Reel’ will be shown as part of Art Basel’s collaboration with the Locarno Festival, now in its third year. A special screening will take place on Saturday, June 17 of Stanley Tucci's 'Final Portrait' (2017), selected by New York-based film curator Marian Masone.

This year's program provides a glimpse into various international themes heavily influenced by today's political events: '[…]The poetic beauty of these films that examine topical issues such as terrorism, racism and failed revolutions are at once utterly uplifting and deeply thought-provoking. It was a pleasure to curate this program and to encounter such strong, intelligent films, which shed a brighter light on an ever more conflicted society.' says Zoller.

Screenings take place on Monday, June 12 to Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the Stadtkino Basel, Klostergasse 5, 4051 Basel.