Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
$8 ($5 members; free for students with ID)
Distinguished filmmakers, artists, and scholars present a selection of pivotal avant-garde films from the silent era and explore their relevance to modern and contemporary art from the 1920s to today. Co-curated by Anna Vallye, Léger
Exhibition Curator, and Ekin Pinar, PhD candidate, History of Art, University of Pennsylvania and PMA film intern. The Museum's film internship is cosponsored by the History of Art Department, University of Pennsylvania, and the Graduate Guides of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. All programs are moderated by Ekin Pinar.
An impressive array of avant-garde artists, filmmakers, and architects collaborated in the production of Marcel L’Herbier’s science-fiction drama L’Inhumaine
(1924), including Fernand Léger, Alberto Cavalcanti, Claude Autant-Lara, and Robert Mallet-Stevens. Restored in 1972, after being largely forgotten, this rare masterpiece of early film will be shown in its entirety. The screening features intertitle translation by Ekin Pinar and piano accompaniment by Don Kinnier.