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THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART PRESENTS Illuminated Hours: The Early Cinema of Nathaniel Dorsky and Jerome Hiler at The Museum of Modern Art

Dates: (5/9/2024 - 5/16/2024 )

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New York City,NY 10019

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The Museum of Modern Art presents Illuminated Hours: The Early Cinema of Nathaniel Dorsky and Jerome Hiler at the Museum of Modern Art from May 9th through May 16th.

Initiated amid the flowering of artisanal cinema in 1960s New York and continuing uninterrupted until today, the moving-image careers of Nathaniel Dorsky and Jerome Hiler are among the most captivating in film history. Their art, driven by the quest for a humanely lyrical cinema, transfigures ordinary surroundings into intimate glimpses of transcendence and offers audiences the experience of vision as an open form of poetry. Though each has produced a distinct body of work—Dorsky struggled for decades to refine the delicately precise and inventive approach to editing he would call “polyvalent montage,” while Hiler’s films were, until little more than a decade ago, seen and admired by friends in home screenings—they share radically akin sensibilities: both remain faithful to the 16mm Bolex camera and the palpable silence of 18-frames-per-second analog projection. In their hands, these minimal tools become the catalysts for a layered, world-creating cinema that echoes an eclectic array of devotional art, from medieval stained glass to Yasujir Ozu, from Hans Memling to John Ashbery and John Ford.

In celebration of 60 years of ongoing explorations and unique advancements in poetic cinema, Illuminated Hours presents a wide-ranging selection of works by the two filmmakers, tracing their shared lives of creative exchanges and including North American and world premieres. An introduction or Q&A with the filmmakers accompanies the first screening of each program. The series coincides with the American release of Illuminated Hours: The Early Cinema of Nathaniel Dorsky and Jerome Hiler, a publication that brings together texts and images from their first decades of filmmaking, as well as the forthcoming series Illuminated Hours: Three Evenings with Nathaniel Dorsky and Jerome Hiler at Anthology Film Archives (May 17–19).

More information on the exhibition visit moma.org, or click here.

WHAT:          Illuminated Hours: The Early Cinema of Nathaniel Dorsky and Jerome Hiler

WHEN:          May 9 – May 16

WHERE:       The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues, New York, NY 10019

TICKETS:     Film program tickets are included with Museum admission but require advance reservation. Tickets to just the screening start at $10.



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