Apr 9, 2014 7:00 PM
This movie screening is a part of a program of Panorama Europe film festival of new european films. Known as Disappearing Act for its first five years, the newly re-named festival continues the mission of showcasing vital European filmmaking as distribution remains challenging for foreign language films in the United States. Panorama Europe gives New York audiences access to what may be their only chance to see these acclaimed films from the festival circuit on the big screen or at all. This year’s festival will take place at Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria and at the Bohemian National Hall in Manhattan. It was programmed by David Schwartz, Chief Curator at Museum of the Moving Image.
Presented by the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania
Lithuania. 142 mins. Digital projection. New York premieres. This shorts program brings together seven of the most important Lithuanian documentaries from the 1960s to the 1990s that, together, form a portrait of a country transitioning from Soviet control to independence. The lineup includes groundbreaking films by Robertas Verba, which broke free of Soviet propaganda to forge a lyrical, defiantly nationalistic style in their depictions of everyday Lithuanians, as well as documentaries by post-USSR filmmakers who embraced an uncompromisingly realistic, cinéma vérité approach. Steeped in poetry, these vital works create a fascinating mosaic of 20th-century Lithuanian history.
The Old Man and the Land. Dir. Robertas Verba. 1965, 20 mins.
The Dreams of the Centenarians. Dir. Robertas Verba. 1969, 20 mins.
Time Passes Through the City. Dir. Almantas Grikevičius. 1966, 20 mins.
A Trip Across the Misty Meadows. Dir. Henrikas Šablevičius. 1973, 10 mins.
Ten Minutes Before the Flight of Icarus. Dir. Arūnas Matelis. 1990, 10 mins.
Earth of the Blind. Dir. Audrius Stonys. 1992, 24 mins.
The Black Box. Dir. Algimantas Maceina. 1994, 38 mins.
Tickets for Panorama Europe at the Bohemian National Hall are free. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Apr 9, 2014 7:00 PM