Surrealist and Modernist Photography
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.
Join us on the first Friday evening of each month for an ever-changing mix of art, music, and mingling.