on Friday February 10, 2012
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
@ Eden Roc Renaissance
Penthouse of the Resort Tower
4525 Collins Avenue I Miami Beach, FL 33140
Cocktail 7:00 pm at the Wine by the Bay Marina Blue@ 888 Biscayne Boulevard Suite 112 Miami Fl 33132
For more info : Anaide Govaert, President of "Les Amis de la Culture Française" firstname.lastname@example.org or 305 932 8981.
12h30 au Rusty Pelican, 3201 Rickenbacker Cswy, Key Biscayne 33149
avec une vue unique sur la baie de Miami
Réservez Kareen Levacher (305)607 7868 ou email@example.com
Entr’acte (French, René Clair, 1924, 16mm, 17 min)—Created as an intermission piece for the Ballets Suédois production of Relâche, a Dada theater work that held its Paris premiere in December of 1924, René Clair’s Entr’acte is both a touchstone work of experimental cinema and a portrait of Paris writen in the idiom of the city’s modernist avant-garde. The film is constructed around a short scenario given by the ballet’s director, Francis Picabia. Originally accompanied by an orchestral score by Erik Satie, Clair’s film foregoes any coherent narrative, as plot becomes mere pretext for a series of pure cinematic explorations. Variable frame rates, manipulated exposures, and frenetic editing result in a comic and challenging engagement with the modern sensory experience. Cameos by Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Jean Borlin, Georges Auric, and others.
Paris qui dort (The Crazy Ray) (French, Rene Clair, 1925, 16mm, 35 min)—Taking advantage of cinema’s capacity to defy the limits of time and space, avant-garde filmmaker René Clair’s sci-fi short Paris qui dort carries out a surreal interrogation of the modern urban experience. The comic plot concerns the magic ray of a mad inventor that has frozen the people of Paris in tableaus of discomfiting arrangements. The young Albert, a watchman of the Eiffel Tower, awakens one morning to this state of affairs and is joined in an exploration of the city by a number of airplane passengers who have escaped the effects of the ray. Looting ensues in this satiric tour through the cultural capital of the 1920s.
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