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The avant-garde (or experimental, or abstract) cinema of the Twenties and Thirties, though often obscure and determinedly non-commercial, nevertheless influenced many of the filmmakers who followed, particularly in Europe. The early practitioners of experimental film included such prominent visual artists as Man Ray, Salvador Dali, Hans Richter, and Jean Cocteau. These artists and their associates saw the film medium as a means to play with time sense and visual perception in a way that painting or sculpture could not. As Jonas Mekas noted, ”You have the possibility to give light a dimension in time.”


This Saturday's Movies - 2/29/2020
4:00 PM
Avant-garde film about a wealthy young businessman who consecutively falls in love with a three women.

(France, 1927, B&W, 41mins, dir. Jean Epstein, with Jeanne Helbling & Suzy Pierson)
4:45 PM
Avant-garde. Starts and ends with a mannequin holding a pair of dice. Follows two masked men for two days as they play dice.

(France, 1929, B&W, 27 mins, dir. Man Ray, with Georges Auric, Le Comte de Beaumont, Le Vicomte de Noailles, & Marie-Laure de Noailles)
5:05 PM
USA, 1955, 58 mins., B&W, Experimental Drama, dir. John Parker, with Adrienne Barrett & Bruo Ve Sota (NOTE: Also known as "Dementia")
6:05 PM
A young woman lining with her grandmother in a fishing community in Brittany, tries to persuade her fiancé not to go out to sea in his fishing boat, but the boy ignores her and sets out. When a storm hits the girl goes to an old man named Tempestaire who can control the weather, to beg him to help her fiancé.

(France, 1947, B&W, 22 mins, dir. Jean Epstein, short)
6:30 PM
10:00 PM
USA, 1947, 99 mins., Color, Experimental, dir. Hans Richeter, with Jack Bittner & Libby Holman.
8:10 PM
An avant-garde short about water. Shows a lot of shots of moving water.

(USA, 1929, B&W, 13 mins, dir. Ralph Steiner, silent)
8:30 PM
Avant-garde. Tragic, sad, depressing story of two orphans, opens with both their parents being killed by an axe murderer, and progresses (or regresses) from there.

(France, 1926, B&W, 38 mins, dir. Dimitri Kirsanoff, with Nadia Sibirskaïa & Yolande Beaulieu)
9:30 PM
Avant-garde film consisting of a long series of unrelated images, revolving, often distorted, from farm animals, to geometric shapes, to a starched collar.

(France, 1926, B&W, 21 mins, dir. Man Ray, with Kiki of Montparnasse & André de la Rivière)


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