“You can only get beyond the surface by working with the surface… manipulate that surface—gesture, costume, expression—radically and correctly. And I think Egon Schiele (1890–1918) understood this in a unique, profound, original way. [He] pushed… the performing portrait to… extremes. He shattered the form by turning the volume up to a scream.” — Richard Avedon*
EGON SCHIELE, DEATH AND THE MAIDEN—a new feature directed by Dieter Berner, and written by Berner and Hilde Berger—will screen at the Egyptian this weekend. The great Austrian painter is played by Noah Saavedra, and Maresi Riegner and Valerie Pachner co-star in this rich historical drama.
EGON SCHIELE, DEATH AND THE MAIDEN
Sunday, October 15, at 5 pm.
Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles.
*Richard Avedon, foreword in Jane Kallir, Egon Schiele: Drawings and Watercolors, ed. Ivan Vartanian (London: Thames & Hudson, 2003), 5.
Noah Saavedra and Valerie Pachner in Egon Schiele—Death and the Maiden. Image credit Picture Tree.
Noah Saavedra. Photograph by Mato Johannik.