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Past event

Film Screening: New York, New York Double Feature

19 February 2017

Shadows
1959, Dir. John Cassavetes, 1hr 27min, PG

Revolutionary style, story, and cinematography, and a vintage New York City backdrop (including MoMA’s Sculpture Garden).

—Cindy Sherman

Eyes of Laura Mars
1978, Dir. Irvin Kershner, 1hr 44min, R16

Faye Dunaway plays a controversial photographer whose camera sees more than it should. This cheesy thriller uses its sleazy New York setting to bring together fashion photography and forensic photography, models and victims, artists and killers.

—Aaron Lister

Part of the Cindy Sherman Film Programme

Sundays 15 January – 19 March 2017

This programme includes six films selected by Cindy Sherman that have informed her practice and seven selected by Curator Aaron Lister that are almost impossible to watch without thinking about her work. Both have provided descriptions to accompany their selections.

Scary movies. Strange characters. Fierce women. Odd behavior. Obscured stories. Innovative filmmaking. I think these are the characteristics that tie together all the films that are my favorites, all the films that inspire me. They inspire me to create characters, tell stories without words, playing attraction off repulsion, letting the viewer discover the story (or making it hard for them).

—Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman selected these films for the screening programme that accompanied her 2012 retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

In association with Cindy Sherman.