Avant-Garde: Experimental Cinema of the 1920s and 1930s
In conjunction with New Harmony: Abstraction between the Wars, 1919–1939, the Guggenheim is screening a selection from Avant-Garde: Experimental Cinema of the 1920s and 1930s, a collection of short films reflecting the diverse media in which interwar artists worked. The works being screened are some of the most influential and eclectic short films from the collection of Raymond Rohauer, including works by Marcel Duchamp, Fernand Léger, Man Ray, and Orson Welles, among others.
Selection for Friday, August 2
“Le retour à la raison” (The Return to Reason, 1923, 2 min., directed by Man Ray)
“Emak-Bakia” (Leave Me Alone, 1926, 16 min., directed by Man Ray)
“L’étoile de mer” (The Starfish, 1928, 15 min., directed by Man Ray)
“Les mystères du château de Dé” (The Mysteries of the Chateau of Dice, 1929, 20 min., directed by Man Ray)
“The Life and Death of 9413, a Hollywood Extra” (1928, 13 min., directed by Robert Florey and Slavko Vorkapich)
“Ménilmontant” (1926, 37 min., directed by Dimitri Kirsanoff)
Total runtime: 103 min.
Courtesy of the Cohen Film Collection with special thanks to Charles S. Cohen