Sunday, August 2, 2009

Katie Winner Carl Theodor Dreyer At The National Gallery Of Art, Starting Today

Beginning today, Sunday, August 2, 2009, and running through August 22, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. will be hosting a film program on Sunday afternoons, "Carl Theodor Dreyer: The Late Films," focused on, yes, Katie Award winning director Carl Dreyer (The Passion of Joan of Arc) and his later films.

From the National Gallery of Art's website:

Four rarely shown sound features and one short film by Carl Theodor Dreyer (1889–1968) are presented in recently restored or preserved prints to mark the 120th anniversary of his birth. While the director's dedication to the form and contributions to world cinema are now celebrated, his first sound film Vampyr was a commercial failure, and the war and other material matters interfered with the accomplishment of these later works. Ultimately, however, they became his most remarkable achievements. The Gallery wishes to thank the Danish Film Institute for its cooperation in loaning these films.

The schedule:

Today, August 2 at 4:30 p.m. Vampyr (1932) and the short film They Caught The Ferry (1948)

August 9, 4:30 p.m. Day of Wrath (1943)

August 16, 4:30 p.m. Ordet (1955)

August 22, 4:30 p.m. Gertrud (1964)


Lupner said...

Any thoughts about 'Gertrud'? Will be in town next week and pondering the opportunity to check it out . . .

Mythical Monkey said...

I was going to say I think I could talk Katie-Bar-The-Door into going but it occurs to me it's Frank Howard bobblehead day at Nats Stadium that evening -- it's the second half of a bobblehead set that includes Adam Dunn.

You have any interest in a Frank Howard bobblehead?

Although I know for a fact that The Mule is unavailable due to a prior conflict involving his eldest's b'day. Darned inconsiderate of him not to have foreseen twenty-some-odd years in advance that August 22 would be Frank Howard bobblehead day ...

Lupner said...

Oooo -- as unthinkable as attending a game minus The Mule -- also known by certain parties as the Wizard of Baseball -- may seem to be, the bobblehead factor makes it so very enticing, as I've never managed to make it to a bobblehead game. At least in time to procure a bobblehead. In fact, I'd be happy to present my FH bobblehead to his very lovely eldest as a token of birthday esteem . . . Pondering, pondering.