Bruce Conner. A MOVIE. 1959. 16mm film (black and white, sound). The Museum of Modern Art, New York and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (Accessions Committee Fund purchase), with the generous support of the New Art Trust. © Bruce Conner 2016. Courtesy Conner Family Trust

A MOVIE (1958) appears here as a harbinger of later experiments with reclaimed imagery in experimental cinema from the 1990s to the present. Conner’s work resonates with approaches to found or appropriated materials that are in turn poetic, analytical, and even autobiographical. With works by Cauleen Smith, Leah Gilliam, Christian Marclay, and James Richards.

Program approx. 90 min.

A MOVIE. 1958. USA. Directed by Bruce Conner. 12 min.

16mm.

Chronicles of a Lying Spirit (by Kelly Gabron). 1992. USA. Directed by Cauleen Smith. Courtesy Canyon Cinema. 7 min.

16mm.

Telephones. 1995. USA. Directed by Christian Marclay. 7:30 min.

Video.

Sapphire and the Slave Girl. 1995. USA. Directed by Leah Gilliam. Courtesy Video Data Bank. 17 min.

Video.

Raking Light. 2014. USA. Directed by James Richards. Courtesy Rodeo Gallery, London. 7 min.

Video.

    1. Sunday, September 25, 2016,
      5:00 p.m.

      The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
    2. Saturday, September 17, 2016,
      7:30 p.m.

      Introduced by Leo Goldsmith, PhD candidate, Department of Cinema Studies, NYU, and co-editor, Film, The Brooklyn Rail
      The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2