The French Avant-Garde of the 1920s
Musical accompaniment by Ben Model
Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 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:
Le Retour à la raison
1923. France. Directed by Man Ray. 2 min.
1924. France. Directed by Fernand Léger. 11 min.
1924. France. Directed by René Clair. 15 min.
1926. France. Directed by Marcel Duchamp. 6 min.
Sur an air de Charleston
1927. France. Directed by Jean Renoir. 17 min.
La Marche des machines
1928. France. Directed by Eugene Deslaw. 6 min.
The Seashell and the Clergyman
1928. France. Directed by Germaine Dulac. 29 min.
Un Chien Andalou
1929. France. Directed by Luis Buñuel, Salvador Dalí. 16 min.
Running parallel to the development of narrative cinema and actuality filmmaking was an experimental track. Influenced by the trick cinema of Georges Méliès and his rivals, it was particularly prominent in France during the Surrealist period. Many of the experimenters gradually moved into mainstream commercial cinema, while other artists ceased dabbling in the movies at all. This program provides a sampler of their work. All films made in France.
In the Film exhibition An Auteurist History of Film
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