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.
MoMA PS1’s acclaimed VW Sunday Sessions program welcomes visitors to experience art live and in real time. Embracing performance, music, dance, conversations, and film, the program vividly demonstrates how these art forms can push us to engage with our contemporary world in creative, illuminating ways. With an emphasis on artistic practices that blur and break traditional genre boundaries, the program supports and commissions new work, inviting artists, curators, and other cultural instigators to share their latest projects.