Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Twilight Visions Film Series @ Frist - FREE

Twilight Visions Film Series
Surreal to Reel: Paris on Film featuring

Un Chien Andalou and L'Atalante

Friday, September 25, 6:30 p.m.

Auditorium, FREE

In conjunction with Twilight Visions: Surrealism, Photography, and Paris, the Frist Center is partnering with the Belcourt Theatre and Vanderbilt University’s International Lens film series and French and film departments to offer a three-part series of Surrealist and Poetic Realist films.

The film series, Surreal to Reel: Paris on Film, will start this Friday at the Frist Center with the screening of Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí’s well-known and influential film Un Chien Andalou. This 17-minute film follows no conventional plot, but takes viewers through a dreamlike narrative from the wayward minds of two important Surrealists. Directed by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí, 1929, 17 minutes. 35mm. Not Rated.

The second film, L'Atalante, tells the story of a newlywed couple living together on a barge. It illustrates the turbulent nature of learning to live with the one you love and presents realistic yet magical images of peasant and working class life. Directed by Jean Vigo, 1934, 89 minutes. 35mm. Not Rated.

Dudley Andrew, the R. Selden Rose Professor of Film and Comparative Literature and co-chair and director of graduate studies of film studies at Yale University, will introduce these two films.

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