<i>Entr'acte.</i> 1924. France. Directed by René Clair

The French Avant-Garde of the 1920s

Musical accompaniment by Ben Model

Thursday, April 15, 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:

  • Un Chien Andalou

    1929. France. Directed by Luis Buñuel, Salvador Dalí. 16 min.

  • The Seashell and the Clergyman

    1928. France. Directed by Germaine Dulac. 29 min.

  • La Marche des machines

    1928. France. Directed by Eugene Deslaw. 6 min.

  • Sur an air de Charleston

    1927. France. Directed by Jean Renoir. 17 min.

  • Anemic Cinema

    1926. France. Directed by Marcel Duchamp. 6 min.

  • Entr’acte

    1924. France. Directed by René Clair. 15 min.

  • Ballet Mécanique

    1924. France. Directed by Fernand Léger. 11 min.

  • Le Retour à la raison

    1923. France. Directed by Man Ray. 2 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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