MoMA celebrates its ongoing relationship with New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) with two programs of films preserved through its Women’s Film Preservation Fund (WFPF). The only fund of its kind, the WFPF was founded in 1995 by The Museum of Modern Art and NYWIFT in order to preserve the cultural legacy of women in the film industry. Both programs are organized by Anne Morra, Associate Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art, in collaboration with Drake Stutesman, co-chair, The Women’s Film Preservation Fund.
Elaine Summers: Film and Dance Performances, 1964–1977
Program One revisits the films of choreographer/dancer Elaine Summers, whose innovative performances at New York’s Judson Memorial Church in the early 1960s remain influential. Screenings include Judson Fragments (1964, USA), with cinematography by Stan Vanderbeek, Ka Kwong, and Summers; Another Pilgrim (1968, USA), with Jon Hendricks, Rev. Al Carmines, Remy Charlip, and Sandra Neals; and Windows in the Kitchen (1977, USA), featuring a performance in The Kitchen’s 1970s Broome Street space with Matt Turney and music by Jay Clayton. Preservation coordinated by Orphan Film Symposium director Dan Streible, New York University Moving Image Archiving Preservation Program, Bill Brand, and the New York Public Library with support from the National Film Preservation Foundation.
Prints courtesy Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
In the Film exhibition To Save and Project: The Ninth MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation
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