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Slideshow

  • A man wearing white pants leaps on the sand with waves in the background.
    A DANCE IN THE SUN
  • A man looks through binoculars set up on a tripod; a bridge is in the background.
    WORLD KITCHEN
  • A dancer wearing a skirt is lifted in the air; there's a projection of her on a screen behind her.
    A MOMENT IN LOVE
  • A little boy with a Halloween mask on smiles.
    A SCARY TIME
  • Two men wearing construction helmets sit on a rooftop.
    SKYSCRAPER
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SHIRLEY CLARKE SHORT WORK,
1953—1960

6:30

Wednesday, October 2

A celebration of New York independent filmmaker Shirley Clarke (1919-1997) on this, the 100th anniversary of her birth. This program will feature short films, unfinished work, and home movies from early in Clarke’s career, including A Dance in the Sun (1953), Clarke’s first film; The Rose and the Players (1956), a screen test for a never-completed film, with Anna Sokolow choreographing young dancers; A Moment in Love (1957), also choreographed by Sokolow; World Kitchen (1957), made with D.A. Pennebaker for the Brussels World’s Fair but never screened; A Scary Time (1960), commissioned but later rejected by UNICEF; and Skyscraper (1959), her Academy Award-nominated short documentary. DCP and Digital. Approx. 90 min.

Film Forum