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Film Programs
Avant-Garde to Underground: Outliers and Film, Part 2
American Dreams (lost and found)

April 28 at 3:00
East Building Auditorium

James Benning in person

American Dreams (lost and found) is James Benning’s personal take on the history of the United States from 1954 to 1976 (mainly the years of his own youth), told through a complex and thought-provoking amalgamation of image, text, and sound. “The issue of gender seems very central in American Dreams, which offers a comment on a certain kind of macho engagement with the world” — Scott MacDonald. (James Benning, 1984, 35mm, 57 minutes) With thanks to the Austrian Film Museum for the loan of this print.  

courtesy Austrian Film Museum

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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