Unseen Cinema: Experimental Treasures from the World's Leading Archives

Friday, October 28, 2005, 8:00pm - 8:00pm

Celebrating the 7-DVD release of Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1894-1941, the Experimental Film Club is proud to present a selection of 35mm films from Unseen Cinema's 155-film retrospective of 100 artists working in the United States and abroad from the invention of cinema until World War II.

Films screened will include Kinetoscopes, Mutoscopes & Films by Edison Studios and American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, Fernand L├ęger & Dudley Murphy's Ballet Mechanique, Case-Sponable Sounds Tests by Theodore Case and E.I. Sponable, Tomato is Another Day by J. S. Watson, Jr. and Alec Wilder, H2O by Ralph Steiner, Spook Sport by Mary Ellen Bute and Norman McLaren, and others. (35mm, 89 minutes)

Co-sponsored by Anthology Film Archives, New York; Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt am Main; made possible in part by British Film Institute, Cineric, Inc., Eastman Kodak Company, Film Preservation Associates, Inc., George Eastman House, The Library of Congress, and The Museum of Modern Art.