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Film Programs
A Pictorial Dream — Directed by Straub and Huillet
Moses and Aaron

June 11 at 4:00
East Building Auditorium

Arnold Schoenberg’s three-act biblical opera Moses und Aron is one of the great unfinished musical projects of the last century (the composer left it without an intact third act). Criticized in its day for its draining severity, this opera captivated Straub and Huillet, who spent years securing the funding necessary to film it in a Roman amphitheater using an Austrian chorus and orchestra. Faithful to Schoenberg, they nevertheless fortified their film with many of their own formal conceptions. (1974, subtitles, 105 minutes)

courtesy Belva 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.

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