Around Lisette Model: movies in Paris and New York
film programmes
from 09 February 2010
until 06 June 2010
Concorde, Paris

Accompanying the Lisette Model exhibition, a selection of films ranging from anonymous archive efforts to avant-garde and experimental work will be shown daily in the auditorium. The films will echo some of Model’s own themes, such as Paris in the 1920s and 30s, life in the streets or fields, racetracks, zoos, cafés, cabarets, nightlife, Nice and the Promenade des Anglais, New York in the 1940s and 50s with its streets, skyscrapers, the shadows of passers-by, shop windows and their reflections, and the worlds of jazz and contemporary dance.


> Programme 1
Anonymous filmmakers in Paris and New York.
Daily at 2 pm (except 13 March)

Les Gosses de la Butte, 1920, 4’
Paris New York, 1925, 10’
La Rue Mouffetard, 1930, 7’
Le “Gay Paris” vu par l’Amérique, 1930, 9’
Jardin d’acclimatation, 1937, 7’
Les Boulevards en 1909 et en 1929, 1929, 10’
Luna Park, Coney Island by Night, 1900, 2’
Ellis Island, 1920, 9’
Skyscraper Symphony, 1929, 9’

In collaboration with Lobster Films.


> Programme 2
Sunday 14 February, 14 March,
11 April and 16 May, 3.30 pm

1. Nice: À propos de Nice by Jean Vigo, France, 1930, 23’
2. Valeska Gert, pioneer of contemporary dance: Kaléidoscope : Valeska Gert, rien que pour le plaisir, rien que pour le jeu [Kaleidoskop Valeska Gert] by Volker Schlondörff, 1977, 63’

In collaboration with the Cinémathèque de la danse.


> Programme 3: Filmmakers in New York.
Daily at 4 pm (except 14, 27, 28 February,
13, 14 March, 11 April et 16 May)

Manhattan by Paul Strand and Charles Sheeler, United States, 1921, 7’
A Bronx Morning by Jay Leyda, United States, 1931, 11’
Manhattan Medley by Bonney Powell, United States, 1931, 10’
Broadway by Day by George M. Cohan, United States, 1932, 10’

In collaboration with Lobster Films.


> Programme 4: Paris and New York in the films of directors linked with the early avant-gardes and experimental cinema.
Saturday 27 February and Sunday 28 February, 4.30 pm

Balançoires by Noël Renard, France, 1928, 29’ (27 February only)
Montparnasse. Poème du café crème by Eugène Deslaw, France, 1930, 15’
Les Nuits électriques by Eugène Deslaw, France, 1930, 9’
In the Streets by Helen Levitt, United States, 1952, 16’
On the Bowery by Lionel Rogosin, United States, 1956, 65’

In collaboration with the Cinémathèque française
et the Archives françaises du film.

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