Series of Unfinished Films Presented at The Met Breuer April Through June

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Series of Unfinished Films Presented at The Met Breuer 
April Through June

In conjunction with Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, one of the inaugural exhibitions at The Met Breuer, a series of screenings of experimental films selected by Thomas Beard, founder and co-director of Light Industry, are being presented in April. The Unfinished Film includes works made by some of the 20th and 21st century’s most innovative filmmakers. They are in any number of intermediary states: left intentionally unfinished, abandoned out of frustration, cut short by death, or curtailed by political circumstance. The series, which opened on April 7 with Kenneth Anger’s 1949 film Puce Moment, paired with Erich von Stroheim’s Queen Kelly (1928), will run through

June 4.

Full schedule listed below and on The Met website; program notes can be viewed here.
Please note: This program is free with Museum admission, but seating is limited; first come, first served. Tickets can be obtained in The Met Breuer lobby on the day of each screening. All of the films will be shown on the second floor of The Met Breuer.
The Met Breuer is open until 9 pm every Thursday.

Thursday, April 21, 6:30 pm
Introduction by Thomas Beard
It’s All True, Richard Wilson, Bill Krohn, and Myron Meisel, with Orson Welles, 1993 (89 minutes)
Thursday, April 28, 6:30 pm
Introduction by Jonas Mekas
Witch’s Cradle, Maya Deren, 1943 (12 minutes)
Saturday, April 30, 11 am-1 pm; 3-5 pm
Introduction by Thomas Beard
Eisenstein’s Mexican Film: Episodes for Study, Sergei Eisenstein, 1930–1932 (shot); 1955
Part One: 11 am–1 pm (120 minutes)
Part Two: 3–5 pm (108 minutes)
Thursday, May 5, 6:30 pm
Normal Love, Jack Smith, 1963–1964 (120 minutes)
Thursday, May 12, 6:30 pm
Introduction by Ken Eisenstein
Selections from Magellan, Hollis Frampton, 1972–1980 (80 minutes)
Thursday, May 19, 6:30 pm
Introduction by Hilton Als
Peggy and Fred in Hell, Leslie Thornton, 1984–2016 (90 minutes)
Thursday, June 2, 6:30 pm
Introduction by Ed Halter
Versions, Oliver Laric, 2009 (9 minutes)
Redistribution, Seth Price, 2007 (45 minutes)
Saturday, June 4, 2 pm
Presentation by Mariam Ghani on What we left unfinished—a long-term research, film, and dialogue project centered around five unfinished Afghan feature films shot between 1978 and 1992, but never edited

April 8, 2016

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