When Art Works (And The Art-House Crowd Is Absent)

“A minor miracle occurred Thursday night at the Hirshhorn Museum. A new piece of contemporary art truly worked. A crowd of ordinary Joes and Jills sat through a 90-minute, plot-free piece of experimental cinema. Instead of grumbling, shifting in their seats or simply leaving, the overflow audience for ‘Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait’ sat engrossed….”