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New York Jewish Film Festival 2013

January 9, 2013 - January 24, 2013

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The Films of Franciszka and Stefan Themerson

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Calling Mr. Smith
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Calling Mr. Smith
The Eye and the Ear
Pharmacy (Apteka)
Pharmacy (Apteka)

Franciszka Themerson (1907- 1988) and Stefan Themerson (1910–1988), perhaps the most influential of Polish experimental filmmakers, produced five films from 1930 to 1937 that rank with the greatest of the European avant-garde and helped to reveal film as a new medium of personal and political expression. Equally noteworthy were two others shot in England during World War II for the Film Unit of the Polish Ministry of Information and Documentation in Exile. Of these seven, only the last three survived the war. This program will feature three surviving Themerson films from the 1930s and ‘40s (Adventures of a Good Citizen, Calling Mr. Smith and The Eye and the Ear) alongside remakes of two of those lost —Apteka and Moment Musical —by Bruce Checefsky, Director, Reinberger Galleries, Cleveland Institute of Art. Checefsky will introduce and discuss the films.

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Sun Jan 20: 6:00pm


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Sun Jan 20: 6:00pm

Venue
Walter Reade Theater
165 West 65th Street


Director
Franciszka and Stefan Themerson

Country
Poland/U.K.

Year
1930s & 1940s

Duration
Various running times

Language
Polish with English subtitles

Genre
Experimental, Short Film, Special Presentation