Theme and Variations (1928) by Germaine Dulac

Sunday, October 22, 1989, 8:00 pm

Restructuring The 1920s Avant-Garde Films

Filmmaker William Moritz in person


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

This program promotes a reconsideration of the seminal experimental films of the 1920s not only by exhibiting some rarely-seen key works from the period, but also by presenting classics in their original form— hand-tinted, with missing footage, original sound tracks, and at silent speed. William Moritz, who restored these film prints, will also show slides and gossip about the filmmakers. Films: Germaine Dulac, Theme and Variations (1928) and Disc 957 (1929); Walter Ruttmann, Light-Play Opus I (1921) music by Butting; Man Ray, Return to Reason (1923); Fernand Léger & Dudley Murphy, Ballet Mécanique (1924) music by Antheil; Rene Clair, Intermission (1924) music by Satie; Henri Chomette, Five Minutes of Pure Cinema (1925); Oskar Fischinger, R-1, A Form-Play (1926/7) triple projection; and Walter Ruttmann, In the Night (1931).