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Film Programs
Lateral Time: John Akomfrah and Smoking Dogs Films
The Nine Muses

November 5 at 4:30
East Building Auditorium

The Nine Muses is a layered meditation on human mass migration and its relationship to land use and culture. Combining footage of isolated places and rarely traveled roads, readings from classic texts by Homer, Dante, T. S. Eliot, Emily Dickinson, and others, and the music of Arvo Pärt and India’s Gundecha Brothers, Akomfrah has created an evocative journey through myth and environment, a self-described “Proustian attempt to suggest the idea of migration.” (2011, 94 minutes) Presented in association with Films Across Borders

courtesy Smoking Dogs Films and Lisson Gallery

Film Programs

The National Gallery of Art’s film program provides many opportunities throughout the year to view classic and contemporary cinema from around the world.

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