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Unseen Cinema 3: Light Rhythms - Music and Abstractions
Light Rhythms is part of the film retrospective Unseen Cinema that explores long-forgotten American experimental cinema. The rhythmic elements of cinema are explored by artists and filmmakers fascinated in the abstract qualities of light. The American authors of avant-garde classics…
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The Emperor Jones
Of all Paul Robeson's eleven starring film performances, by far his most iconic was his breakthrough in this big-screen adaptation of Eugene O'Neill's play. He was already a legend for his stage incarnation of Brutus Jones, a Pullman porter who…
Unseen Cinema 7: Viva La Dance - The Beginnings of Ciné-Dance (1894-1946)
VIVA LA DANCE is part of the film retrospective UNSEEN CINEMA that explores long-forgotten American experimental cinema. Dance and film have shared the aspiration to creatively sculpt motion and time. Some of the first films ever made featured Annabelle's skirt…
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Grace Notes
Rare musical performances: Django Reinhardt with Stephane Grapelli and the Quintet of the Hot Club of France in Jazz Hot (1939), Duke Ellington and the Cotton Club Orchestra featured in Black and Tan (1929), Louis Armstrong in Copenhagen, 1934, and…
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