Monday, April 19, 2010

3 weeks of daily silent film screenings at MoMA in June

I will be rawther busy in June. Here is the schedule for the repeat-showings of nearly all the silent film programs in Charles Silver's Auteurist History of Film series. It's going to be a blast revisiting all these, and in three weeks of daily screenings of silent film. This go-round, the shows will be held in MoMA's larger Titus I theater, and will be held at times when most people can attend. I will use piano for accompaniment in the first half, switching over to Miditzer theatre organ somewhere around Keaton's Our Hospitality/Sherlock Jr.; exceptions being Cabiria (Miditzer) and French Avante-Garde (piano).

An Auteurist History of Film: Second Chance Screenings
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Weds, June 9 at 4:30 - Actualities and Glimmerings of More (Lumiere et al)
Weds, June 9 at 8:00 - Pre-Cinema (compilation/doc with track)
Thur, June 10 at 4:30 - Lesser-Known Pioneers of Cinema
Thur, June 10 at 8:00 - Georges Melies and His Rivals: Melies, Zecca, et al
Fri, June 11 at 4:30 - D. W. Griffith at Biograph
Fri, June 11 at 8:00 - Stellan Rye: The Student of Prague and Benjamin Christensen: The Mysterious X

Sat, June 12 at 2:00 - Edwin S. Porter (
Before the Nickelodeon doc, plus shorts shown MOS)
Sat, June 12 at 5:00 - D. W. Griffith:
The Avenging Conscience and Judith of Bethulia
Sat, June 12 at 8:00 - Giovanni Pastrone:
Cabiria
Sun, June 13 at 5:00 -
"Anthology of Italian Cinema" (compilation/doc with track)
Weds, June 16 at 8:00 - Von Stroheim:
Foolish Wives (print has track)
Thur, June 17 at 8:00 - Eisenstein:
Battleship Potemkin and October (prints have tracks)
Fri, June 18 at 8:00 - Send in the Clowns: Linder, Chaplin, Normand, Arbuckle, Keaton
Sat, June 19 at 2:00 - Ince:
Custer's Last Fight / De Mille: The Cheat
Sat, June 19 at 5:00 - Marshall Neilan
The Jackknife Man / King Vidor: Amarilly of Clothesline Alley
Sun, June 20 at 5:30 - Raoul Walsh:
Regeneration /Maurice Tourneur: The Blue-Bird
Mon, June 21 at 4:30 Buster Keaton:
Sherlock, Jr. and Our Hospitality
Mon, June 21 at 8:00 - Ernst Lubitsch:
The Marriage Circle
Weds, June 23 at 4:30 - Fritz Lang:
Siegfried
Weds, June 23 at 8:00 - F.W. Murnau:
The Last Laugh
Thur, June 24 at 4:30 - Merian C. Cooper:
Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life
Thur, June 24 at 8:00 - King Vidor:
The Big Parade
Fri, June 25 at 4:30 - F.W. Murnau:
Sunrise (print with orig track)
Fri, June 25 at 8:00 - Buster Keaton:
The General, plus Steamboat Bill, Jr. (last 2 reels only)
Sat, June 26 at 2:00 -
Carl Th. Dreyer: The Passion of Joan of Arc
Sat, June 26 at 5:00 - French Avant-garde shorts, incl. Clair's Entr' Acte, Leger's Ballet Mechanique, Buñuel's Un Chien Andelou and more.
Sat, June 26 at 8:00 - Frank Borzage:
Street Angel (print with orig track)
Sun, June 27 at 2:30 - Dziga Vertov:
Man with a Movie Camera, plus Kino Pravda
Sun, June 27 at 5:30 - V. I. Pudovkin:
Storm Over Asia, plus Chess Fever
Mon, June 28 at 4:30 - G.W. Pabst:
Pandora's Box
Mon, June 28 at 8:00 - Josef von Sternberg:
Docks of New York
Weds, June 30 at 4:30 - Victor Sjöstrom:
The Wind
Weds, June 30 at 8:00 - Aleksandr Dovzhenko:
Arsenal