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Film Series—Surrealism Beyond Borders

Free; advance registration is not required.

Join us for an outdoor screening series of films by artists and filmmakers from the Pacific, Latin America, and Central and Eastern Europe, presented in conjunction with the exhibition Surrealism Beyond Borders. Each weekend features a different film program that extends the exhibition's reconsideration of Surrealism as a true “movement” across boundaries of geography and chronology, recasting appreciation of this revolutionary, emancipatory, and globe-spanning idea. The films explore the collective concerns that animated Surrealism, as well as the historical and national distinctions that characterized regional cinema.

Free; advance registration is not required. Face coverings are strongly recommended.

Where: The Met Fifth Avenue’s west facade, inside Central Park near the Obelisk
When: October 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 7–9 pm

This series is made possible by the Director's Fund.

Program One: Pacific

October 8 and 9, 7–9 pm

  • Len Lye (New Zealand)
    • Tusalava, 1929
    • Rainbow Dance, 1936
    • N or NW, 1938
  • Dušan Marek (Australia)
    • Light of the Darkness, 1952
    • Nightmare, 1956
  • Stanislaus Ostoja-Kotkowski and Ian Davidson (Australia)
    • The Quest of Time, 1955

Program Two: Latin America

October 15 and 16, 7–9 pm
Note: Due to inclement weather, the screenings on October 16 have been canceled.

  • Horacio Coppola (Argentina)
    • Traum (Sueño) (Dream), 1933
  • Enrique Grau, Gabriel García Márquez, Alvaro Cepeda Samudio, and Luis Vicens (Colombia)
    • La langosta azul (The Blue Lobster), 1954
  • Fernando de Szyszlo (Peru)
    • Esta pared no es medianera (This Wall Is Not a Dividing Wall), 1952
  • Raúl Ruiz (Chile)
    • La maleta (The Suitcase), 1963

Program Three: Central and Eastern Europe

October 22 and 23, 7–9 pm

  • Franciszka and Stefan Themerson (Poland)
    • Przygoda człowieka poczciwego (The Adventure of a Good Citizen), 1937
  • Walerian Borowczyk (Poland)
    • Les Astronauts, 1959 (with Chris Marker)
    • Dom (House), 1958 (with Jan Lenica)
  • Jan Švankmajer (Czechoslovakia)
    • The Last Trick, 1964
    • Byt (The Flat), 1968
    • Meat Love, 1989

All Upcoming


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