Open-air screening in the gardens of La Ruche of films around Fernand Léger's Le Ballet Mécanique.
Presented by film historian Federico Rossin.
The seminal film Le Ballet mécanique is most often presented, these days, in programs composed exclusively of masterpieces from the 1920s avant-garde canon. With this screening, we do not intend to undo the similarities and commonalities between Ballet and the avant-garde corpus, but to propose a kind of savage philology that humorously pinpoints the film's sources of inspiration. We would like to follow the tradition of avant-garde movie theaters of the time, which would show artists' works alongside animations, travelogs, advertisements and scientific films, as well as gag films and westerns. Perhaps, in such company Le Ballet mécanique will reveal in its structure a kind of "meta" film program, and we will understand why Henri Langlois considered it as his fetish film and the secret origin of all his work to come. (F.R)
The 16mm print of Le Ballet mécanique is shown with the kind permission of the Archives du Film Expérimental d'Avignon (AFEA).
This event is part of Light Cone’s 40th anniversary celebrations. If you’d like to attend all of the events, you can purchase a pass at this link.
RIGADIN PEINTRE CUBISTE
by Georges MONCA
1912 / HD / b&w / silent / 9' 50
THE FACE ON THE BAR ROOM FLOOR
by Charles CHAPLIN
1914 / HD / b&w / silent / 12' 00
CENT DOLLARS MORT OU VIF
by Jean DURAND
1911-1912 / HD / b&w / sound / 13' 00
CROSSING THE GREAT SAGRADA
by Adrian BRUNEL
1924 / 16mm / b&w / silent / 15' 00
LA CIRCULATION DU SANG
by Jean COMANDON
1913 / HD / b&w / silent / 8' 43
LE BALLET MÉCANIQUE
by Fernand LÉGER & Dudley MURPHY
1924 / 16mm / tinted b&w / sound / 18' 00
by Guido SEEBER
1925 / 16mm / b&w / silent / 6' 00
Fondation La Ruche-Seydoux
2 Passage de Dantzig
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