MoMA to Screen Films by NYWIFT's Women's Film Preservation Fund, Today
New York Women in Film & Television's (NYWIFT) is pleased to announce that the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has invited two films by the animator Jane Aaron, preserved by NYWIFT's Women's Film Preservation Fund (WFPF), to screen at To Save and Project, MoMA's International Festival of Film Preservation.
Set in Motion (1986) and Interior Designs (1980) will screen Saturday, November 5th at 2:30 pm and Tuesday, November 8th at 4pm, preceding the French/Italian comedy Dragées au Poivre (1963).
Set in Motion (1980): A rhythmic free-flowing vision of captured moments from daily life culminates in a visual punchline... the overwhelming accumulation of clutter from the day (and from making this movie). Music Composer, Chris Cerf. 4 min, color.
Interior Designs (1986): A journey through the filmmaker's world, from the intimacy of her bedroom and studio to the southern California desert and Adirondack mountains, with pixilated drawings shot on location in live action settings, making us aware of the extent of our imagination and that the whole world is susceptible to animation. 5 min, color.
Tickets are $12 for adults; $10 for seniors; and $8 for students. Free to MoMA members. Purchase tickets online at:https://www.moma.org/calendar/events/2504?locale=en
WFPF's longstanding relationship with MoMA has led to screenings at To Save and Project over the years, as well as its Carte Blanche series honoring WFPF and its 20th Anniversary, which took place in February 2015.
Filmmaker, animator and book illustrator, Jane Aaron (1948-2015) independently produced experimental films, which have been shown around the world, including in the Whitney Biennial and the Museum of Modern Art. Her works are held in the permanent collections of MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and the Walker Art Center.
Aaron also designed, produced and directed more than 150 short animated films for Sesame Street. Her work has also been broadcast on HBO, PBS, Showtime, Cinemax, Nickelodeon, The Learning Channel and TV networks internationally.
MoMA's To Save and Project is organized by Joshua Siegel, Curator, and Dave Kehr, Adjunct Curator, Department of Film. For up-to-date information on To Save and Project visit: http://www.moma.org/calendar/film/3614?locale=fr
About the Women's Film Preservation Fund:
The Women's Film Preservation Fund (WFPF) is the only program in the world dedicated to preserving the cultural legacy of women in the industry through preserving films made by women. Founded in 1995 by NYWIFT in conjunction with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), WFPF has preserved more than 100 American films in which women have played key creative roles. These include works by early feminists, women of color, social activists and artists that represent unique and irreplaceable contributions to our nation'scinematic heritage. Films already preserved range from those of early pioneers, Lois Weber and Alice Guy Blaché, experimental filmmaker, Maya Deren, animator Mary Ellen Bute, to more contemporary documentarians Trinh T. Minh-ha and Barbara Kopple, and more. The WFPF is rewriting the film history books, one moving picture at a time.
More information can be found online at: www.womensfilmpreservationfund.org
About New York Women in Film & Television:
New York Women in Film & Television supports women calling the shots in film, television and digital media. NYWIFT energizes the careers of women in entertainment by illuminating their achievements, providing training and professional development, and advocating for equality. The preeminent entertainment industry association for women in New York, NYWIFT brings together nearly 2,000 women and men working both above and below the line. NYWIFT is part of a network of 40 women in film chapters worldwide, representing more than 10,000 members.
More information can be found online at: www.NYWIFT.org
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