Film Screening

December 6, 2010

Microsoft Word - Surrealist Film flyer.doc

Long before Inception--even before The Wizard of Oz--Surrealist artists led film audiences on a giddy flight from reality, liberating cinema from the duty of replicating the external world, and turning the camera’s eye inward to coax the hidden realm of dreams into the light. In this talk, Corcoran professor Bernard Welt demonstrates how the exploration of provocative analogies between dreams and cinema created the language of classic and contemporary fantasy film.  Excerpts from the work of Luis Buñuel, Salvador Dali, Jean Cocteau, Maya Deren, and Kenneth Anger illustrate the insights that modern dream theories have to offer to the appreciation of movies.

Members (incl students, staff and faculty): Free, no pre-registration required.

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