CINEMA PUR, FRENCH EXPERIMENTS, 1921-1931 WITH ENRICO CAMPORESI IN PERSON
Film scholar Enrico Camporesi (photo attached) will talk about the late Robert Haller and the early French experimental film movement, Cinéma pur, and screen seven short French art films during the conversation. The films represent different challenges confronted by the early filmmakers to define qualities unique only to cinema. The late Robert Haller would have adored tonight’s presentation by the noted young Italian scholar Camporesi for Haller spent his career extolling the virtues of visionary film experimentalists and the importance of film preservation to save the works.
FILMS: Le Retour à la raison (1923) Man Ray 2:30’; Jeux des reflets et de la vitesse (1925) Henri Chomette 7:29’; Nuits électriques (1928) Eugene Deslaw 12:39’; Jeux arborescents, Fugue en mineur (1930-31) Emile Malespin 4:52’; Brumes d’automne (1928) Dimitri Kirsanoff 12:17’; Celles qui s’en font (1930) Germaine Dulac 5:44’; Fièvre (1921) Louis Delluc 44:37’ (photo attached). Courtesy La Cinémathèque francais, Les Documents Cinématographiques, Lubomir Hosejko, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou. TRT 94 mins.
BIO: Enrico Camporesi works as Assistant Curator of Film (Research and Documentation) at the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris. In 2017-18, he was awarded the postdoctoral fellowship of the Terra Foundation for American Art at the National Institute of Art History, Paris.