Surrealist and Modernist Photography
Explore relationships between art and literature with author Francine Prose, who will discuss the photographer Brassaï’s influence on her latest novel, Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932.
In this vivid portrait of New York’s pan-African community, a Senegalese immigrant living on the fringes of NYC looks for work but dreams of making music. David Raymond will answer audience questions after the screening.
British photohistorian Ian Walker, a contributor to the Forbidden Games exhibition catalogue, addresses the complex, sometimes contradictory views of Surrealist photography that have arisen in the 35 years since the first exhibition devoted to Surrealist photography was staged in Cleveland.
Friday, December 5, 2014, 5:00 pm
Join us on the first Friday evening of each month for an ever-changing mix of art, music, and mingling.
The inner life of a poet/artist is vividly manifested on screen in Cocteau’s dreamy, experimental, visually stunning first film. Preceded at 1:30 by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí’s 20-min. Un Chien Andalou (France, 1929), the most famous (and shocking) of all surrealist films. Adults only.
This experimental narrative feature about a man who can create and sell dreams incorporates fantastic sequences by a who's who of Surrealist/Dadaist artists: Max Ernst, Fernand Léger, Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Alexander Calder, and Richter himself. Music by John Cage, Darius Milhaud, Paul Bowles, et al. Adults only.
Two bored young women thumb their noses at modern consumer society in this anarchic, visually inventive masterpiece of the Czech New Wave—a dada movie that leaves viewers gaga. Preceded at 1:30 by Jan Švankmajer’s 16-min. animated short “Food” (Czech Republic, 1992). Adults only.
Explore the special exhibition Forbidden Games: Surrealist and Modernist Photography with our docents. Free tour ticket required.
Voted best film of the 2000s in three separate critics’ polls, David Lynch’s mysterious, menacing, mesmerizing tale of two young actresses in contemporary Hollywood takes as many twists and turns as the eponymous road. Adults only.
This rapturous valentine to the movies tells of a mysterious French businessman in a stretch limo who dons different disguises for a surreal series of theatrical “appointments” around Paris. Adults only.