RETURN TO REASON: SHORT FILMS BY MAN RAY

Showings

Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Mon, Sep 16 7:30 PM

Description

RETURN TO REASON: SHORT FILMS BY MAN RAY
Monday, September 16th at 7:30 PM
$16 Public | $10 Members

Restored on the occasion of its 100th anniversary, Man Ray’s first foray into filmmaking, the wildly improvisational and unapologetically fragmentary Return to Reason, finds the artist exploding and reconstructing the cinematic medium as a vehicle for accessing the abstract essence of things by way of the rhythmic accumulation of visual details glimpsed in part, never in their wholeness.

What emerges from this program—which combines Return to Reason with several other kindred and newly restored early films by Ray, set to haunting and hypnotic new music by SQÜRL (Jim Jarmusch and Carter Logan)—is the sense of Ray as perhaps the modern artist par excellence, an intrepid experimentalist absolutely committed to delving ever deeper into the space between consciousness and unconsciousness, sense and nonsense, wakefulness and dreaming.

Includes the films Return to Reason (1923), L'étoile de mer (1928), Emak-Bakia (1927), and Les Mystères du Château du Dé (1929).