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New Waves: Transatlantic Bonds between Film and Art in the 1960s

June 18-25

New Waves highlights visual and theoretical intersections between North American art and European cinema during the 1960s, forms of creative expression that hailed from the same cultural field. Drawing parallels between cinema and contemporary art, John Tyson, Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow at the National Gallery of Art, will give a brief talk exploring common aesthetics and political strategies before each screening.

still from Pierrot le Fou (1965)
courtesy Photofest

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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