The French Avant-Garde of the 1920s
Friday, April 16, 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.
1926. France. Directed by Marcel Duchamp. 6 min.
1924. France. Directed by René Clair. 15 min.
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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