Detroit Film Theatre
UN CHIEN ANDALOU & L' AGE D'OR
Sunday, November 23, 2008
840 Detroit Film Theatre
(France/1929 & 1930) Directed by Luis Buñuel
A convergence of trends and influences, including politics, psychoanalysis and interest in the subconscious, the Surrealist movement was prevalent in film as well as in art. The works in this section of Monet to Dalí: Modern Masters from the Cleveland Museum of Art are heavily influenced by dream imagery, and these famous films, both directed by Luis Buñuel and featuring writing and production design by Salvador Dali, are nearly dreams on screen. Un Chien Andalou (The Andalusian Dog) is a sequence of images, sometimes sweet, other times disturbing but always riveting, marked the first collaboration between the anarchist director and surrealist painter. Their second film, the feature-length L’Age d’Or (The Golden Age) follows in the same vein of erotically charged imagery, a story of a man and woman in love who pursue their passions despite the interference of society and the church. Un Chien Andalou will be accompanied by a live piano score performed by David Drazin. (76 min.)
Admission to all films presented in conjunction with the Monet to Dalí exhibition is free of charge.