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Polish Avant-Garde Shorts by Franciszka and Stefan Themerson

Presented by Cleveland Institute of Art and The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque at The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, Cleveland OH

Nov 27 2022
Polish Avant-Garde Shorts by Franciszka and Stefan Themerson

The rediscovery and restoration of Franciszka and Stefan Themerson’s 1931 Polish anti-fascist film Europa, seized by the Nazis and believed lost forever, affords the opportunity for a program of the legendary surrealists’ other shorts.

Poland/USA, 1931-2006, Franciszka and Stefan Themerson, Bruce Checefsky

“A holy grail of Polish experimental cinema,” according to the Museum of Modern Art. So accompanying Europa, which employs rapid cutting, collage, and photograms, will be the Themerson-directed works Adventures of a Good Citizen (1937), Calling Mr. Smith (1943), and The Eye and the Ear (1945). The other two movies in the program, Pharmacy (2001) and Moment Musical (2006), are re-creations of Themerson projects that were

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As a reminder, filmgoers can park for free in Lot 73 and in the Institute’s annex lot, and should enter CIA via nearby Entrance C. Click here for a map.

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