Heidi Trautmann

Nov 20 - Dec 18 - Sidestreets Art Film Series

Sidestreets is pleased to announce as part of its cultural program, a groundbreaking third Art Film Series, which will run from Friday, 20 November through Friday, 18 December.

Today in Cyprus, film is typically seen by the general public simply as a medium of entertainment (the popular film or blockbuster) or communication (the documentary or political statement). Yet in the early 20th century, film was both an exciting new technology and a new creative opportunity. Artists and writers changed the perception of both art and the world by exploring the limits of their media and creating the explosive new forms of expression that became known as Cubism, Dada, Surrealism, Expressionism, and Lettrism.

Sidestreets’ Third Art Film Series continues its tradition, foregrounding film as a medium of creative experimentation and artistic expression, and creating a forum for discussing a wide range of works of avant-garde and experimental cinema. These works are outside the mainstream and rarely screened in cinemas, but were the foundation for all that has followed since then, from underground film to contemporary music videos and YouTube. Each evening will include an introduction to the films and discussion of the dynamic, modern artistic movements that emerged in the early twentieth century. (All films are silent or in the original language with English subtitles.) More information will shortly be posted on www.sidestreets.org and the two Facebook pages “Sidestreets Culture” and “Sidestreets Educational and Cultural Initiatives Ltd.”


Friday 20th November, 7:00 p.m.
– Luis Buñuel & Salvadore Dali, “An Andalusian Dog”; Joris Ivens & Mannus Franken, “Rain”; Erno Marzner, “Chance”; Orson Welles & William Vance, “Hearts of Age”; Fernand Léger, “Mechanical Ballet.”

Monday 23 November, 7:00 p.m.
– Hans Richter, “Rhythmus 21”; Viking Eggeling, “Diagonal Symphony”; Man Ray , “Return to Reason”; Rene Clair & Francis Picabia “Interval”; Hans Richter, “Film Study”; Man Ray, “Emak-Bakia”; Hans Richter, “Ghosts Before Breakfast”; Man Ray, “The Starfish”

Friday 4 December 7:00 p.m.
– Man Ray, “The Mysteries of the Chateau of Dice”; Robert Florey, “The Life and Death of 9413: a Hollywood Extra”; Dimitri Kirsanoff, “Ménilmontant”

Monday 7 December, 7:00 p.m.
– James Sibley Watson & Melville Webber, “Lot in Sodom”; Marcel Duchamp “Anemic Cinema” ; Jean Painlevé, “The Vampire”; Jean Epstein, “The Mirror with Three Faces”

Friday 11 December, 7:00 p.m.
– Jean Epstein, “The Tempest”; Sergei Eisenstein, “Sentimental Romance”; Herman Weinberg, “Autumn Fire”; Paul Strand & Charles Sheeler, “Manhatta”

Monday 14 December, 7:00 p.m.
– Germaine Dulac & Antonin Artaud, “The Seashell and the Clergyman”; Roger Barlow, “Even - As You and I”; Marie Menken, “Visual Variations on Noguchi”; Paul Leni, “Rebus-Film Nr. 1”; Jean Mitry, “Pacific 231”

Friday 18 December 7:00 p.m.
– Isidore Isou, “Venom and Eternity”

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