Film Series

October 12 - December 14, 2007
Joseph Cornell: Films

Phyllis Wattis Theater

In conjunction with the exhibition Joseph Cornell: Navigating the Imagination, SFMOMA and San Francisco Cinematheque copresent three programs of Cornell's experimental films and those he influenced. The programs include celluloid screenings of the Cornell films available on video in the Koret Visitor Education Center as well as a number of rarities.

Cornell's work in film was unlike any that had come before. Salvador Dalí is said to have exclaimed, "My idea for a film is exactly that! . . . It is as if he had stolen it from my subconscious." The first and second programs feature an assortment of Cornell's films, including his celebrated Rose Hobart (1936), an assemblage of edited footage from the 1931 B movie East of Borneo. The third program consists of works influenced by Cornell as well as films produced toward the end of his life in collaboration with avant-garde luminaries such as Stan Brakhage, Rudy Burckhardt, and Larry Jordan.

Free with Museum admission.

Past

Joseph Cornell: Films
Program One
Total running time: 80 min.

In conjunction with the exhibition Joseph Cornell: Navigating the Imagination, SFMOMA and San Francisco Cinematheque copresent three programs of Cornell's experimental films and…

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Joseph Cornell: Films
Program Two
Total running time: 74 min.

This program includes:
Mulberry Street, 1957/1965, 9 min.
Untitled (Bookstalls), ca. 1930s, 11 min.
Vaudeville De-Luxe, ca. 1940s, 12 min.
By Night with Torch and Spear, ca. 1940s, 8…

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Joseph Cornell: Films
Program Three
Total running time: 104 min.

This program includes:
Cornell, 1965, Larry Jordan, 1978, 9 min.
The Wonder Ring, Stan Brakhage, 1955, 6 min.
Rose Hobart, Joseph Cornell, 1936, 19 min.
The Secret Story, Janie Geiser,…

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Joseph Cornell: Films
Program One
Total running time: 80 min.

This program includes:
Rose Hobart, 1936, 19 min.
Cotillion, 1940, 8 min.
The Midnight Party, 1940, 3 min.
The Children's Party, 1940, 8 min.
The Aviary, 1954, 11 min.
Nymphlight, 1957,…

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Joseph Cornell: Films
Program Three
Total running time: 104 min.

This program includes:
Cornell, 1965, Larry Jordan, 1978, 9 min.
The Wonder Ring, Stan Brakhage, 1955, 6 min.
Rose Hobart, Joseph Cornell, 1936, 19 min.
The Secret Story, Janie Geiser,…

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Joseph Cornell: Films
Program Two
Total running time: 74 min.

This program includes:
Mulberry Street, 1957/1965, 9 min.
Untitled (Bookstalls), ca. 1930s, 11 min.
Vaudeville De-Luxe, ca. 1940s, 12 min.
By Night with Torch and Spear, ca. 1940s, 8…

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Joseph Cornell: Films
Program Three
Total running time: 104 min.

This program includes:
Cornell, 1965, Larry Jordan, 1978, 9 min.
The Wonder Ring, Stan Brakhage, 1955, 6 min.
Rose Hobart, Joseph Cornell, 1936, 19 min.
The Secret Story, Janie Geiser,…

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