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Film Programs
The Flaherty Seminar
The Human Surge preceded by La Libertad

October 1 at 4:00
East Building Auditorium

La Libertad captures the working processes of the women of the Navarro Gómez family, whose finely woven cotton textiles are made with backstrap looms, a pre-Hispanic technique preserved for centuries by indigenous women. (Laura Huertas Millán, 2016, 30 minutes)

The Human Surge explores the interconnected phenomena of work and leisure in an age of edgy global networking, as it navigates the globe with multiple cameras. “Winding and wondrous, magical and mysterious, Eduardo Williams’s stunning debut tracks an evolving world, one with different looks and textures but similar concerns. . . . Possessed of a quiet radicality and an invigorating cinematic freedom, The Human Surge announces the arrival of a bold new talent” — Andréa Picard. (Eduardo Williams, 2016, subtitles, 99 minutes)

image from The Human Surge
courtesy Grasshopper Film

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.

View the current schedule here.


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