Cruel and Unusual Comedy Reprised
March 1–16, 2012
When our upcoming "Euroclowns" series – Cruel and Unusual Comedy, Part 3: Selections from the Eye Film Institute, The Netherlands programs – were all set in the MoMA screening calendar, we were asked by Rajendra Roy, senior curator at MoMA Department of Film, if we could choose a few programs from our 2009 and 2010 series to fill out the beginning of March in the Bartos Theatre. What a great idea – a full one-month run of Cruel and Unusual Comedy!
Click below on the links to read Steve Massa's film notes from for the revprised programs running March 1-16:
February 29 - March 2:
Gender Benders: Masculine Women/Feminine Men
March 7 - 9:
The Surreal Life: Dalliance with the Absurd
March 14 - 16:
Animals and Children: No Harm Done
See you March 15-28 for the "Euroclowns" series, all rare 35mm prints from the EYE Institute (formerly known as the Nederlands Filmmuseum).
Film notes written by Steve Massa and Ben Model for the film series "Cruel and Unusual Comedy: Social Commentary in the American Slapstick Film", presented at the Museum of Modern Art (NYC) since 2009 and currently running in its 5th series in January 2017. This site is created independently by Steve Massa and Ben Model, and is not affiliated with the MoMA Department of Film.
"Cruel and Unusual Comedy"...on the air on NPR
Elif Rongen-Kaynakci and Steve Massa were guests on the Leonard Lopate Radio Program on March 16, 2012.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Cruel and Unusual Comedy Reprised March 1–16, 2012
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