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Joseph Cornell Films, October 12

From: John
Sent on: Sunday, September 23, 2007 9:49 AM

Joseph Cornell Films

Join us the afternoon of Friday, October 12, for a program of experimental films by the remarkable and entrancing assemblage artist Joseph Cornell. Dali once remarked admiringly, "My idea for a film is exactly that!...It is as if he had stolen it from my subconscious." Sunday's program, the first of three presented at SFMOMA in conjunction with their Cornell retrospective, includes the celebrated Rose Hobart (1936, 19 min.), an assemblage of edited footage from the 1931 B movie East of Borneo. Also on the program: Cotillion (1940, 8 min.), The Midnight Party (1940, 3 min.), The Children's Party (1940, 8 min.), The Aviary (1954. 11 min.), Nymphlight (1957, 7 min.), A Legend for Fountains (1957/1965, 17 min.), Angel (1957, 3 min.), and Gnir Rednow (with Stan Brakhage, 1955-late 1960s, 6 min.).

Joseph Cornell Films is playing at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
(151 Third St., at Mission) at 3 pm.

More info about the film and its venue:

Tickets are free with Museum admission.
Museum admission is: $12.50 adults, $8 seniors, $7 students w/ ID.

2:00 Meet at SFMOMAs Caffe Museo for coffee and conversation.

2:45 Purchase admission to Museum and take our seats in the Phyllis Wattis Theater. The film program starts at 3:00.

4:30 After the films we will meet again at SFMOMA's Caffe Museo for conversation.

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