Film Screening and Talk
Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1894–1941
Saturday, October 15, 2 pm (film screening) and 4 pm (panel discussion)
Museum of the Moving Image
35th Avenue at 36th Street, Astoria, Queens
Celebrating the release of Unseen Cinema, a 7-disc DVD archival retrospective collection of 150 rare American avant-garde movies, this panel discussion on film preservation is preceded by a screening including Annabelle Dances, 1894; Manhatta, 1921; Beggar on Horseback, 1925; Ballet mécanique,1924; Manhattan Medley, 1931; Footlight Parade, 1933; Spook Sport, 1940; and Native Land, 1941, as well as George L.K. Morris’s Abstract Movies, 1939–47, which were on view in The Park Avenue Cubists exhibition at the Grey in 2003. Speakers include David H. Shepard, DVD Producer and Film Preservationist, Film Preservation Associates; Bruce Posner, Curator, Unseen Cinema, and Robert A. Haller, Director of Collections and Special Projects, both of Anthology Film Archives; and Howard Besser, Director, Program in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation, NYU Department of Cinema Studies.
Co-sponsored by the Program in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation, Department of Cinema Studies, Tisch School of the Arts; Anthology Film Archives; the Museum of the Moving Image; and the Grey Art Gallery. Program included with admission to Museum of the Moving Image: adults: $10.00; senior citizens, college students with i.d.: $7.50; children (ages 5–18): $5.00; free for members, children under 5, and (for this event) with current NYU i.d.