Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Rene Clair Series
9/21/1973-10/13/1971

Location: Bing Theater

Description:
Commencing at 8 this evening the County Museum of Art will present in its Bing Theater a month-long Friday and Saturday-evening series of Rene Clair films. Famed for the wit, style and delicacy of his comedies, which have often had strong elements of fantasy, Clair is especially celebrated for grasping the possibilities of sound with the advent of talkies. [Source: Kevin Thomas 'Rene Clair Series Begins' Los Angeles Times, 1973]

Films Screened:

  • Le Million
  • The Flame of New Orleans
  • A Nous La Liberte
  • I Married A Witch
  • The Italian Straw-Hat
  • Paris Qui Dort (1925) René Clair
  • Beneath the Roofs of Paris

The Poetic Eye: Perspectives on the American Independent Film, 1923- 1977
10/5/1977-10/26/1977

Location: Bing Theater

Curators: Ronald Haver William Moritz

Description:
The Poetic Eye, a series of more than 100 classic American avant-garde films, will be shown on Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m. in October and November in the Bing Theater. The series will present the works of 65 noted experimental filmmakers, emphasizing achievements in style and concept and showing how the films are related to parallel movements in other visual arts. The seldom-seen experimental treasures, recommended for mature viewers, include both rare and premiere screenings of films by James Whitney, Joseph Cornell, Andy Warhol, Maya Deren, Harry Smith, Hy Hirsh, Baird Bryant, Tajiri Shinkichi, Swinell Grant and Gregory Markopoulos. Says Museum Director of Film Programs Ronald Haver, 'The films in The Poetic Eye are challenging, though-provoking, and occasionally infuriating; they reflect a special kind of excitement, beauty and humor that we're happy to give museum audiences a chance to discover.' [Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Program Notes, 1977]

Films Screened:

    Liebstraum: dream visions, from the surrealistic Freudian to the psychedelic
    10/5/1977

    Location: Bing Theater

    Curators: Ronald Haver William Moritz

    Description:
    Evening screening in LACMA's 'The Poetic Eye: Perspectives on the American Independent Film 1923-1977' series.

    Films Screened:

    Americans Abroad: films by American filmmakers living or traveling abroad
    10/12/1977

    Location: Bing Theater

    Curators: Ronald Haver William Moritz

    Description:
    Evening screening in LACMA's 'The Poetic Eye: Perspectives on the American Independent Film 1923-1977' series.

    Films Screened:

    Recycling
    10/19/1977

    Location: Bing Theater

    Curators: Ronald Haver William Moritz

    Description:
    In Recycling 'found footage is used for comedy, surrealism, social commentary and 'quotations' from personal memory' [Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Program Notes, 1977] This screening took place as part of LACMA's 'The Poetic Eye: Perspectives on the American Independent Film 1923-1977' series.

    Films Screened:

    Hooray for Hollywood
    10/26/1977

    Location: Bing Theater

    Curators: Ronald Haver William Moritz

    Description:
    'Hooray for Hollywood' includes independent features that take a loving and sometimes satirical look at Hollywood features. [Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Program Notes, 1977] This screening took place as part of LACMA's 'The Poetic Eye: Perspectives on the American Independent Film 1923-1977' series.

    Films Screened:

    Informal visions/ eye am a camera
    11/2/1977

    Location: Bing Theater

    Curators: Ronald Haver William Moritz

    Description:
    Examples of the fine act of photography, ranging from the most refined and formal to the most casual and radical personal styles. [Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Program Notes, 1977 ] This screening took place as part of LACMA's 'The Poetic Eye: Perspectives on the American Independent Film 1923-1977' series.

    Films Screened:

    Hermetic Visions
    11/9/1977

    Location: Bing Theater

    Curators: Ronald Haver William Moritz

    Description:
    Myth and ritual, mysticism and magic in various manifestations. [Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Program Notes, 1977] This screening took place as part of LACMA's 'The Poetic Eye: Perspectives on the American Independent Film 1923-1977' series.

    Films Screened:

    The non-objective world
    11/16/1977

    Location: Bing Theater

    Curators: Ronald Haver William Moritz

    Description:
    bstract films from all points of view- retinal to mystic. [Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Program Notes, 1977] This screening took place as part of LACMA's 'The Poetic Eye: Perspectives on the American Independent Film 1923-1977' series.

    Films Screened:

    Time and Flux
    11/23/1977

    Location: Bing Theater

    Curators: Ronald Haver William Moritz

    Description:
    Philosophical films that deal with how the medium of cinema functions to help us us understand 'reality.' [Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Program Notes, 1977] This screening took place as part of LACMA's 'The Poetic Eye: Perspectives on the American Independent Film 1923-1977' series. A collection of Fluxus films by Yoko Ono, George Marciunas, Paul Sharits, George Brecht and Robert Watts was also screened.

    Films Screened:

    The Composite Image
    11/30/1977

    Location: Bing Theater

    Curators: Ronald Haver William Moritz

    Description:
    A series of films using multiple imagery, from the simplest superimposition to the most complex optical printing. [Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Program Notes, 1977] This screening took place as part of LACMA's 'The Poetic Eye: Perspectives on the American Independent Film 1923-1977' series.

    Films Screened: