The film is a portrait of Mr. Berger, an intellectual and storyteller who in 1973 abandoned city life to live in the Alpine village of Quincy in rural France to observe and participate in the end of subsistence peasant farming.
The film, broken into four segments or seasons, features Mr. Berger and Ms. Swinton. The documentary is the result of an eight-year project by Ms. Swinton and Colin MacCabe, a distinguished professor of English and film at the University of Pittsburgh, in cooperation with the Derek Jarman Lab at Birkbeck, University of London.
Ms. Swinton, who executive produced the documentary and directed one of the “seasons,” will introduce the film at the museum April 19 at 8:30 p.m. Ms. Swinton’s recent acting roles include parts in “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Chronicles of Narnia” series, and “Moonrise Kingdom.”
For tickets, $35 ($30 members, $25 students) and more information, www.cmoa.org or 412-622-3131.
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