Jaws. 1975. USA. Directed by Steven Spielberg

We could think of no better way to welcome the season than by delving into MoMA’s film archives to gather a selection of significant works set during the summer. But rest assured, these features are anything but sunny. Vacations come with their own dangers—whether underwater or under one’s own skin—and filmmakers like Ingmar Bergman, Hou Hsiao-hsien, François Ozon, Otto Preminger, Jean Renoir, Steven Spielberg, the Taviani brothers, and Andy Warhol, among others, explore the dark side of the bright days of summer.

Organized by Laurence Kardish, Senior Curator, Anne Morra, Assistant Curator, and Jenny He, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Film.

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