27.11.2022 Events, Film

Stefan and Franciszka Themerson at Cinematheque at the Cleveland Institute of Art

Sunday, November 27, 2022 at 3:45pm ET
at the Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

Tickets at Cinematheque

General admission $11; members, CIA & CSU I.D.holders, and those age 25 & under $8.

The recent rediscovery and restoration of Franciszka and Stefan Themerson’s 1931 Polish anti-fascist film Europa (“a holy grail of Polish experimental cinema,” according to the Museum of Modern Art), seized by the Nazis and believed lost forever, affords the opportunity for a program of the legendary surrealists’ other experimental shorts. 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 either lost or destroyed, but have been newly reimagined by Cleveland filmmaker Bruce Checefsky. Checefsky will answer audience questions after the screening. DCP. Total approx. 60 min.

Program presented in partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute New York; special thanks to Tomek Smolarski.

Masks are currently optional for moviegoersbut still encouraged. Learn more under the “Face Coverings” section at cia.edu/covid.

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.

Image: Europa.

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