Wednesday, September 9, 2009, 1:30 p.m.

Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

Includes the following films:

  • Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer

    1975. USA. Directed by Thom Anderson. 60 min.

  • Origins of the Motion Picture

    1956. USA. Produced by the United States Naval Photographic Center. 21 min.

In one sense, film and photography differ from older arts like painting and sculpture in that one can nearly always determine finite dates for the production and exhibition of specific works. But it’s not quite that simple. As these two documentaries show, there was, in fact, an evolutionary process in the development of the movies.

Read the curator's extended film notes at MoMA Voices.

In the Film exhibition An Auteurist History of Film

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