Preview Program March 2020
(February 27 to April 2, 2020)
February 27 to April 2, 2020Although relatively (and undeservedly) unknown abroad, in their homeland, directors Juan Antonio Bardem (1922–2002) and Luis García Berlanga (1921–2010), together with Luis Buñuel (1900–1983), are simply known as "las Tres Bes" – "the three Bs" – of Spanish cinema. Bardem's and Berlanga's works have often been discussed together in film history and film criticism. But hardly ever has a joint retrospective provided the opportunity to observe the course of their mutually dependent development which resulted in two entirely different approaches. Bardem's work was defined by politically engaged solidarity, 'critical testimony' and meticulous aestheticism, while Berlanga produced satirical X-rays of society. His characters experience the fatal obliteration of free will, which Berlanga handles with a healthy dose of grotesque humor.
March 8 and 29, 2020From the very beginnings of cinema, the moon has fascinated filmmakers as well as audiences. In six programs between March and June, the Film Museum and the Natural History Museum will show a selection of features and documentaries, each screening introduced by experts in the prefect atmosphere of the "Invisible Cinema."
March 25 and 26, 2020The program features outstanding examples of a subgenre that is of particular importance in Israeli (documentary) cinema. The diary film, which in its personal form significantly differs from "objective" reports, has established itself in Israel under the formative influence of exceptional director David Perlov as a logical form for dealing with the country's present and history.
Cyclical Program | Each TuesdayWorks by Kenneth Anger, Robert Beavers, Stan Brakhage, Dietmar Brehm, James Broughton, Jean Cocteau, Maya Deren, Kurt Kren, Len Lye, Gregory J. Markopoulos, Jonas Mekas, Hans Richter, Paul Sharits