Introduced by P. Adams Sitney, co-founder of Anthology Film Archives
The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
Bruce Conner. CROSSROADS. 1976. 35mm film transferred to video (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

Two of Conner’s best known compilations of American disasters play back to back: REPORT (1963–67), his record of the media’s shaping of the Kennedy assassination, and his most concise statement on television; and CROSSROADS (1976), his revision of military footage from the 1945 atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll, preceded by earlier films A MOVIE (1958) and COSMIC RAY (1961), and paired with Christopher MacLaine’s The End (1953).

Program approx. 100 min.

P. Adams Sitney, co-founder of Anthology Film Archives and longtime professor of Visual Arts at Princeton University, will introduce the September 22 screening.

The End. 1953. USA. Directed by Christopher MacLaine. 35 min.

16mm.

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

16mm.

COSMIC RAY. 1961. USA. Directed by Bruce Conner. 4.5 min.

16mm.

REPORT. 1963–67. USA. Directed by Bruce Conner. 13 min.

16mm.

CROSSROADS. 1976. USA. Directed by Bruce Conner. 37 min.

35mm.