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UMS on Film: Messiah

Photographer-filmmaker William Klein takes on Handel’s Messiah, creating a gorgeous concert film that mixes the sacred with the profane. Performed in its entirety (conducted by Mark Minkowski), the oratorio provides a narrative of Christ’s nativity, passion, and resurrection juxtaposed against images of the absurdities of and abuses against humans around the world. The film reveals a wide array of worshippers from the Bodybuilders of Christ to the Lavender Light Gay and Lesbian Interracial Choir to the Dallas Police Choir. (1999, 117 min.)

This program is part of the UMS on Film series designed to expand understanding of the artists and cultures represented on the UMS season and reveal something of the emotions and ideas behind the creative process. For more information, please visit

Messiah is being presented as part of the film series Examining Heroes and Icons, which UMMA is offering in conjunction with the exhibition Benjamin West: General Wolfe and the Art of Empire (on view September 22, 2012 until January 13, 2013), focusing on the idea of heroes and exploring ways in which heroes are defined through images.  

This film series is curated by the UMMA Student Programming and Advisory Council and cosponsored by MFlicks and the University Musical Society (UMS).

Generous support for the exhibition Benjamin West: General Wolfe and the Art of Empire is provided by the Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation, the University of Michigan Health System, the University of Michigan Office of the Provost and Office of the Vice President for Research, the Richard and Rosann Noel Endowment Fund, and THE MOSAIC FOUNDATION (of R. & P. Heydon).
Tuesday, 27 November, 2012
79 p.m.



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