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 16
“Überfall” (Assault, 1928, 22 min., directed by Ernö Metzner)
“La glace à trois faces” (The Three-Sided Mirror, 1927, 33 min., directed by Jean Epstein)
“Le tempestaire” (The Tempest, 1947, 22 min., directed by Jean Epstein)
“Romance sentimentale” (Sentimental Romance, 1930, 20 min., directed by Grigori Alexandrov and Sergei Eisenstein)
Total runtime: 97 min.
Courtesy of the Cohen Film Collection with special thanks to Charles S. Cohen