David E. Stone's

SUMMER FILM FESTIVAL

July 1 - August 31, 2019


The invention of film at the end of the 1800's was a remarkable one.  Not only did film introduce an effective illusion of motion into still photography but was embraced as a new form of entertainment. 

Artists in the early 1900s became interested in film, as well, as a new artist medium.  Whether extending the suggested motion of the Cubists and Futurists or the antics of the Dadaists, film was another vehicle for artists to expand on the innovation of the twentieth century.

This Summer Film Festival will focus only on films by artists.   And this is only a primer as there a many more films that can be found by the selected and artists.  So I have chosen key examples by many artists.  It is my hope that this selection will be helpful for those who are not familiar with many of these films and as well as finding new surprises for those who are knowledgeable on the subject. 

More than one film a week will be revealed.  Get your popcorn ready because the Summer Film Festival has just started!

 

THE FILMS


The Blood of the Poet, 1930

by Jean Cocteau


Un Chien Andalou, 1929

by Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali


Ghosts Before Breakfast, 1927

by Hans Richter


 

MARCEL DUCHAMP

Anemic Cinema, 1926

by Marcel Duchamp


 

DADA FILMS

Entr'acte, 1924 by Rene Clair  and  Ballet Mecanique,1924 by Fernand Léger


 

THREE DADA FILMS BY MAN RAY

Return to Reason, 1923

Emak Bakia, 1926

Les Mystères du Château de Dé, 1929

by Man Ray


A TRIP TO THE MOON

A Trip to the Moon, 1902

by Georges Méliès

 

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