Joseph Cornell: Films

Related Exhibition Joseph Cornell

Friday, October 12, 2007, 3:00 p.m.

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.

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.

Program One 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, 7 min.
A Legend for Fountains, 1957/1965, 17 min.
Angel, 1957, 3 min.
Gnir Rednow, Stan Brakhage and Joseph Cornell, 1955-late 1960s, 6 min.

Additional Info

Program One
Total running time: 80 min.