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Special Events: Summer 2017
Projections of Memory: Romanticism, Modernism, and the Aesthetics of Film

September 3 at 2:00
East Building Auditorium
Lecture by Richard I. Suchenski followed by a book signing

Projections of Memory is an exploration of innovative cinematic works that use extraordinary scope to construct monuments to the imagination, through which currents from the other arts can interpenetrate. By examining these endeavors, Projections of Memory remaps film history around some of its most ambitious achievements and helps to clarify the stakes of cinema as a twentieth-century art form. This lecture will address some of the core concerns of the book through a discussion of films by Andrei Tarkovsky, Béla Tarr, and Jean-Luc Godard alongside paintings by Caspar David Friedrich, Jacopo Tintoretto, and Matthias Grünewald. (60 minutes) Richard I. Suchenski is associate professor of film and electronic arts at Bard College.

image from Histoire(s) du cinéma
Jean-Luc Godard, 1998, varying duration
courtesy Gaumont

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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