New Exhibit: Alan Rudolph

contact sheet of photographs of Alan Rudolph with actor Keith Carradine

Contact sheet of photographs of Alan Rudolph with actor Keith Carradine on the set of Choose Me (1984). From the Alan and Joyce Rudolph Papers.

A new exhibit drawing on materials from the Alan and Joyce Rudolph Papers is now on view in the Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100). The exhibit, Nothing Makes Sense, Except Love: The Cinematic Musings of Director Alan Rudolph, explores the film career of director Alan Rudolph, told primarily in Rudolph's own words. It was curated by the Screen Arts Mavericks & Makers curator Phil Hallman and student Katherine Sherry.

installation view of the exhibit panels
exhibit panels in the Gallery

Rudolph began his directing career with the film Welcome to L.A. (1976), a film that was met with both rapturous praise and intense criticism.  Throughout Rudolph's career, his work has remained polarizing, but his films have an unmistakably unique identity. Recently, Alan and Joyce Rudolph joined us for a symposium and film screenings as part of the Cinetopia Film Festival. The celebration included a ribbon cutting officially opening the archive.

Alan and Joyce Rudolph cutting the ribbon to open their archive
Alan and Joyce Rudolph cut the ribbon to open their archive, with exhibit curators Phil Hallman and Katherine Sherry (right) and actress Sondra Locke (left)

This exhibit can be viewed during any of Hatcher's open hours, and will be on view through August 19.