Far from attempting to deplete the profuse variety of themes, styles, authors and gestures that avant-garde cinema produced in the first three decades of its existence, this series aspires to touch, in four sessions with commentaries and explanations, on some of the themes that for the public of the time and in the eyes of our current conception are both historic and cutting edge, comprehensible and promising. In other words, why this period of avant-garde movies dating back between seventy and hundred years can be a source of knowledge and stimulus for our artistic, ethical and political preoccupations, since some of the questions posed back then (perhaps in aggressive form) are still the same today.
Friday 5 June 6:30 p.m.
For the American vantage point: the cinema visits the plastic arts
Saturday 6 June 7:00 p.m..
Cities: topographies, chaos, exclusion documents
Friday 12 June 7:00 p.m.
Machines, Human Bodies, Social Bodies
Saturday 13 June 6:30 p.m.
In a minor key. Family, patrons, cults.