04/12/05 • StreetDate: 04/26/05
FREE DVD / UNRATED/ TRT 65 MIN. / NTSC ENGLISH / FRENCH TITLES
Cat. Number: RC003
Risque Cinema and CAV Proudly Present:
ANTHOLOGY OF SURREAL CINEMA
Some Extremely Rare Films From the 1920’s including:
From Director Rene’ Clair
1924. France. B&W. 14 min.
Starring Eric Satie, Jean Borlin, Francis Picabia, Marcel Dutchamp, Man
Ray. Silent with Music Score.
An early surrealistic effort from French director Rene’ Clair based
on an idea from painter Frances Picabia. After a man is killed his coffin
takes on a life of it’s own. After a long chase, he climbs out of
his coffin and makes everyone that was chasing him disappear!
LA COQUILLE ET LE CLERGYMAN
(SEASHELL AND THE CLERGYMAN)
Directed by Germain Dulac. Written by Antonin Artaud. 1928. France.
28 min. B&W. Silent With Music Score.
Starring Alex Allin, Genica Athanasiou, Lucien Bataille.
A radical feminist (in her day) and the second woman to direct films in
the history of French cinema, Germain Dulac was a leading figure in Avant
Garde cinema. Obsessed with a general’s wife, a clergyman has strange
visions of death and lust while struggling against his own eroticism.
Written and Directed by Fernand Leger. Cinematography by Man Ray and
Dudley Murphy. 1924. France. 16 Min. B&W. Silent with Music Score.
Starring Starring Kiki Montparnesse.
An experimental film from Cubist painter Fernand Leger containing a montage
of images and rhythms that create a hallucinatory effect. Features the
Directed by Marchel Duchamp. 1926. France. B&W. 6 minutes. Silent
with Music Score.
The only film to come from the fouder of the Dadaism movement (artistic
and literary movement from 1916-1923), an abstract and nilistic film short
containing spiral forms merging into a rotating disc that’s labeled
with differing messages.