The Screen at Contemporary: A Subversive Art

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The Screen at Contemporary: A Subversive Art
Raiding the archives of Amos Vogel’s legendary film club, Cinema 16.

The Screen at Contemporary returns. This season we celebrate the act of people gathering in a darkened room to watch films together. We present a selection of shorts and features from the infamous film society Cinema 16 (1947–63), run by Amos and Marcia Vogel, which proposed an alternative canon of avant-garde, underground and commercial film. Cinema 16 strived to show only the most pioneering films, and in the process was a major influence on postwar cinema.

Programme of Events:

Modern Times, 23 Feb, 6.30pm

The Last Pictureshow, 2 March, 6.30pm

King Kong , 9 March, 6.30pm, cancelled.

Woman of the Dunes, 16 March, 6.30pm

Gimme Shelter, 6 April, 6.30pm

Jules et Jim, 13 April, 6.30pm

Your support is vital

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