Film Screening

Thursday, January 20, 2011
Henri Cartier-Bresson and the Spanish Civil War: Program 1

Part of Henri Cartier-Bresson and the Spanish Civil War

Date + Time

Thursday, January 20, 2011
7:00 p.m.

Location

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Overview

Victoire de la vie, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Herbert Kline, 1937, 47 min., video
L'Espagne vivra, Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1938, 44 min., video
With the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Herbert Kline, 1938, 21 min., video

These films evidence Cartier-Bresson's committed support for the Republican cause in the Spanish Civil War. The photographer's first foray into motion pictures, Victoire de la vie (Return to Life) focuses on the need for medical aid, while L'Espagne vivra (Spain Will Live) offers a painfully prescient view of the spread of fascism in Europe.

Just added! With the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain is a "lost" film by Cartier-Bresson that was in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) and only recently attributed to him. The film chronicles the activities of American volunteer troops before and after their deployment to the front.

Admission + Ticketing

$5 general; free for SFMOMA members or with museum admission (requires a free ticket, which can be picked up in the Haas Atrium).

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Victoire de la vie and L'Espagne vivra screen courtesy of Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson. With the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain screens courtesy of ALBA.