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 23
“Autumn Fire” (1931, 15 min., directed by Herman G. Weinberg)
“Manhatta” (1921, 10 min., directed by Charles Sheeler and Paul Strand)
“La coquille et le clergyman” (The Seashell and the Clergyman, 1928, 31 min., directed by Germaine Dulac)
“Regen” (Rain, 1929, 14 min., directed by Joris Ivens and Mamus Franken)
“H2O” (1929, 12 min., directed by Ralph Steiner)
“Even—As You and I” (1937, 12 min., directed by Roger Barlow, Harry Hay, and LeRoy Robbins)
Total runtime: 94 min.
Courtesy of the Cohen Film Collection with special thanks to Charles S. Cohen