Arabesques (Dulac, 1928)

Germaine Dulac: Abstract and Poetic Films

Friday, February 1, 2008 - 3:00pm

Four rarely screened films by Germaine Dulac: Disque 957 (1928, 6 min, 16mm), Arabesques (1928, 7 min, 16mm), Thèmes et variations (1928, 9 min, 16mm), and L'invitation au voyage (1927, 39 min, DVD). The first three are experiments with what Dulac called "integral cinema"--non-narrative, imagistic, "poetic" films; the last is loosely based on a poem by Charles Baudelaire. All are delightful and certain to warm the cockles of your cold wintery heart.

Curated by Sarah Keller, PhD candidate in Cinema & Media Studies.