About: Andrea Alsberg

I've curated hundreds of film series for over 20 years, including several at the Getty. After receiving my master's degree in cinema studies at NYU, I worked with the AFI for three years, running their Independent Filmmaker Program. I then spent 17 years at the UCLA Film and Television Archive, initially working with mentor Geoff Gilmore and then taking over his position as head of programming. During that time I also curated film series for local venues including the American Cinemathèque, LACMA, and the Academy of Motion Pictures, as well as traveling film programs that went to MoMA, the Toronto Cinemathèque, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the British Film Institute, and many others. I've served as an advisory board member for the Sundance Film Festival and for NICE (New Italian Cinema Festival). I'm currently writing a book on film for children.

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Enchantresses on Film

Alla Nazimova as Salome. Photo: United Artists / Photofest

The films we screen at the Getty go hand in hand with the art on view. Curating film series related to exhibitions is exciting, but it can also be challenging. How, for example, do you plan a movie event around… More»

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      From you have I been absent in the spring,
      When proud-pied April, dressed in all his trim,
      Hath put a spirit of youth in everything,
      That heavy Saturn laughed and leaped with him,
      Yet nor the lays of birds, nor the sweet smell
      Of different flowers in odor and in hue,
      Could make me any summer’s story tell,
      Or from their proud lap pluck them where they grew.
      Nor did I wonder at the lily’s white,
      Nor praise the deep vermilion in the rose;
      They were but sweet, but figures of delight,
      Drawn after you, you pattern of all those.
      Yet seemed it winter still, and, you away,
      As with your shadow I with these did play.

      —William Shakespeare, born April 23, 1564

      Vase of Flowers (detail), 1722, Jan van Huysum. The J. Paul Getty Museum

      04/23/14

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