British Television Documentaries, Part 2
Saturday, December 22, 2012, 5:00 p.m.
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
Includes the following films:
Leos Janácek: Intimate Excursions
1983. Great Britain. Directed by the Quay Brothers. An appreciation of the Czech composer and musical modernist (1854–1928) whose work was an important early influence on the Quays. In a series of stop-motion set pieces with autobiographical narration, the film stages scenes from his chamber work and opera, including the oratorio Glagolitic Mass and From the House of the Dead. 26 min.
The Eternal Day of Michel De Ghelderode, 1898–1962
1981. Great Britain. Directed by Keith Griffiths. Boldly combining the methods of traditional documentary with performance art and their singular puppet creations, the Quays and Griffiths celebrate the expressionistic and surrealist aspects of work by the avant-garde Belgian author and playwright, focusing on his themes of corruption, death and cruelty. 28 min.
De Artificiali Perspectiva, or Anamorphosis
1991. Great Britain. Directed by the Quay Brothers. In collaboration with art historian Roger Cardinal, the Quays use animation and elegant calligraphic effects to investigate the artistic technique that plays with the relationship between the eye and what it sees. 13 min.
In the Film exhibition Lip-Reading Puppets: The Curators’ Prescription for Deciphering the Quay Brothers
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