MoMA Laffs

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Jul 1–Sep 23, 2007


Un Chapeau de paille d’Italie (The Italian Straw Hat). 1927. France. Written and directed by René Clair. Courtesy Moviegraphs Inc./Photofest

MoMA Laffs surveys the comic spirit in the Museum’s film archive with an international selection covering 80 years of antic cinema—from films incorporating broadly physical humor to gems of mirthful understatement.

Organized by Laurence Kardish, Senior Curator; Charles Silver, Associate Curator; Anne Morra, Assistant Curator; Joshua Siegel, Assistant Curator; Jenny He, Research Assistant; and Leigh Goldstein, Executive Assistant, Department of Film.


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