Preview Program November 2018
October 26 to December 5, 2018A simple title whose simple aim is to reconsider the history and legacy of that mode of low-budget filmmaking invented within the Hollywood studio system and kindled long after as an ideal and aspiration by filmmakers from Godard and Seijun Suzuki to Bitomsky, Scorsese, Tarantino. The B-Film, this retrospective will argue, was a historically specific mode of cinema that flourished from the early 1930s until the 1948 Paramount Decree, thanks to the institution of the double bill and thanks to an embrace of the fullest and paradoxical ideal of the studio system as an "art factory".
November 29 to December 1, 2018Not only was Elvira Notari (1875–1946) Italy's first female director, she was also its most prolific: Dora Film, the company she founded as a photographic laboratory together with her husband Nicola Notari,went on to produce around 60 features and more than 100 short films and documentaries between 1906 and 1930. In collaboration with Karola Gramann and Heide Schlüpmann of the Kinothek Asta Nielsen, the Film Museum presents a special program made up of two features and several film fragments.
Cyclical Program | Each TuesdayWorks by Stan Brakhage, Aleksandr Dovženko, Carl Theodor Dreyer, VALIE EXPORT, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Karl Kels, Kurt Kren, Pat O'Neill, Ernst Schmidt jr., Hans-Christof & Rosemarie Stenzel, Peter Tscherkassky, Andy Warhol