(26/07/08) – SALVADOR DALI AND THREE AMERICAN SURREALISTS, MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK, TO 28 JULY: : After exhibiting his Surrealist art at New York’s Julien Levy Gallery in 1934, Dalí concluded that his audacious brand of hyperrealistic paintings would inevitably be welcomed by the Hollywood community-the manufacturers of "hallucinatory celluloid." In an exuberant message to André Breton, he declared, "I’m in Hollywood where I’ve made contact with the three American Surrealists, Harpo Marx, [Walt] Disney, and Cecil B. DeMille. I believe I’ve intoxicated them suitably and hope that the possibilities for Surrealism here will become a reality." This exhibition comprises a selection of notable films by Disney, DeMille, and the Marx Brothers that demonstrate a Surrealist sensibility. This exhibition is presented in conjunction with Dalí: Painting and Film. For more informatiton on this topic, check out Kamera Books on this title, linked to on the left sidebar. NUEVEAS MIRADOS DEL CINEM DEL FUTURO, BARCELONA, 01 AUGUST TO 04 SEPTEMBER: This conference, entitled New Views on Future Cinema, will be discussing the latest tendencies in author cinema. The event is kicked off with a seminar on the Novelle Vague and will move on the the latest tendencies on American and Asian fictions.To attend contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. MEMORY/MONTAGE/MODERNISM: ALAIN RESNAIS & ALAIN ROBBE-GRILLET FILM SELECTION, CINEMATHEQUE ONTARIO, TO 20 AUGUST: Prompted by the availability of a number of new prints from France, the venue returns to the cinema of Resnais, and append four impossible-to-see films by recently deceased novelist and director Alain Robbe-Grillet to reveal the connections (and differences) between these two artists, welded forever in the history of cinema by their epochal collaboration, Last Year at Marienbad, and by their shared reputations as masters of modernism.
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