‘POLLOCK’ (HIFF 2000): Guild Hall, August 30, 8:00pm

Ed Harris stars as Jackson Pollock and Marcia Gay Harden (who won an Oscar® for her role) is Lee Krasner in POLLOCK, HIFF 2000’s entry in our celebratory 25 Years: 25 Films series, honoring HIFF’s Silver Anniversary. Join us at Guild Hall at 8pm on August 30!

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POLLOCK | HIFF 2000
Wednesday, August 30 | 8:00pm
Guild Hall | East Hampton
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Directed by Ed Harris, who stars as Jackson Pollock (and was nominated for an Oscar® for Best Actor for his role) POLLOCK also features Marcia Gay Harden (winner of the Best Supporting Actress Oscar® for her role) as Lee Krasner.

This story of the local East Hampton artist begins with his marriage to Krasner, a brilliant artist in her own right whose efforts to promote her husband’s career often eclipsed her own painting. The couple moves through poverty to recognition and eventual wealth, riding waves of alcoholic rages and tender reconciliation.

POLLOCK marked the fourth time that Amy Madigan—who plays the bold and eccentric art collector Peggy Guggenheim—has successfully collaborated with her husband, Ed Harris. As an expatriate living in high bohemian style abroad, Guggenheim established a crucial link between the American and European art worlds. When the war forced her to return to her native New York, she opened a gallery, Art of This Century, that quickly became a sensation and helped to legitimize several artists, Pollock included, who would soon form the nucleus of the New York School.

Rounding out the POLLOCK cast is a company of prestigious actors who characterize the friends, lovers, family, competitors, and critics who surrounded Jackson Pollock and help shape his life and career in the emerging New York art scene.


Read more about the 25 Years: 25 Films series, happening through the Festival in October.