Entr’acte/Man With a Movie Camera

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In Brief: Those who enjoyed the AFS' Surrealist triple-feature are in for a real treat this week when we show two of the greatest experimental films ever made. First up, we have René Clair's 1924 classic celebration of Dada and dance, Entr'acte — featuring the dancers of the Ballets Suédois, music composed by Erik Satie and cameos from Satie, Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp. We follow up with one of the definitive works from Russian Formalist Dziga Vertov, Man With a Movie Camera. Consistently ranked among the best films of all time, Vertov's actor-less documentary displays practically every formal innovation known to cinema at the time, and retains its impact and influence almost a hundred years later.
Genre: Experimental
Director: René Clair/Dziga Vertov
Starring: René Clair, Francis Picabia, Erik Satie, Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Jean Borlin, Georges Auric
Rated: NR

The Asheville Film Society will screen Entr’acte and Man With a Movie Camera on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at The Grail Moviehouse, hosted by Xpress movie critic Scott Douglas.


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