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*The Show of Shows: 100 Years of Vaudeville, Circuses and Carnivals* on April 17, 2016, presented at MoMA PS1 as part of VW Sunday Sessions 2015-2016. Photo by Charles Roussel.

Sunday Sessions presents the North American premiere of documentary film The Show of Shows: 100 Years of Vaudeville, Circuses and Carnivals, directed by Benedikt Erlingsson (U.K., Iceland).

Benedikt Erlingsson brings us a world of imagination with a compendium of unseen archival footage of circus performers, cabaret acts, and fairground attractions. The films are set to a haunting electronic score composed by members of Sigur Rós in collaboration with Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson.

The film is presented on a loop from noon to 3:30 p.m.

The screening at 4 p.m. is followed by a conversation and Q&A with director Bendikt Erlingsson and Frédéric Boyer, Artistic Director of the Tribeca Film Festival.

This screening is presented in conjunction with The Tribeca Film Festival.

Sunday Sessions is a weekly presentation of performance, moving images, dance, music, and discursive programs. Its mission is to embrace live arts as an integral aspect of contemporary practice and ask how art forms, which unfold in the here and now, produce specific ways of thinking and useful means to engage with the broader world. Every Sunday different artists, curators, thinkers and a range of other cultural agents are invited to share their latest projects and ideas with the MoMA PS1 audience.

Sunday Sessions is organized by Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator; Alex Sloane, Curatorial Assistant; Taja Cheek, Curatorial Assistant; Rosey Selig-Addiss, Associate Producer; and Lucy Lie, Production Assistant.

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Sunday Sessions and the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.

This performance is part of VW Sunday Sessions 2015-16.