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Past event

Film Screening: New York, New York Double Feature

19 February 2017

Dir. John Cassavetes Shadows 1959
87min | PG

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

Dir. Irvin Kershner Eyes of Laura Mars 1978
104min | 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). The 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. Sherman selected her films for the screening programme accompaning her 2012 retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Sherman and Lister 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

In association with Cindy Sherman.