The Children's Party (1938) By Joseph Cornell

Saturday, March 19, 1988, 8:00 pm

Joseph Cornell’s Found Footage Films


1151 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA, 94103

Joseph Cornell was one of America’s most original artists. Best known for his surrealistic Cornell Boxes, collage sculptures in which fables of the unconscious are played out through an assortment of fantastic characters and objects, he used the same approach to transform his films into mysterious, somnambulist worlds. Tonight’s program features many of Cornell’s found footage films, unique explorations of our lost memories in which footage shot for other purposes was alchemically altered into Cornell’s own special visions. Films include: The Children’s Party, Jack’s Dream, Thimble Theatre, Bookstalls, Vaudeville DeLuxe, By Night with Torch and Spear and Rose Hobart.