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MoMA Program in Tokyo “Film Treasures from The Museum of Modern Art”

The 27th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce that we will have a Special Program, “Film Treasures from The Museum of Modern Art” at National Film Center, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, from October 24 to November 9, 2014 as a part of the festival to be held from October 23 to 31, 2014.
The Museum of Modern Art, which is known as MoMA, started the Department of Film in 1935 which was six years after the establishment of the museum itself in 1929. Thanks to the enthusiasm of Iris Barry, the film critic who was born in UK, MoMA has been leading the world’s film archive activities with one of the biggest collection in the world and the ambitious program. It is the very first time in Japan to show highly-selected films from the MoMA collection and is definitely a precious chance to watch and enjoy how beautiful the original prints are.
We are showing various and fascinating films with its vintage print; “Interior N. Y. Subway, 14th Street to 42nd Street” from 1905 that is the beginning of the film history, the short films by D.W. Griffith and Mack Sennett, the animation work by Walt Disney himself, the early works by John Ford and Howard Hawks, films from the Golden Age of Hollywood in 1950, the legendary independent film by African Americans, the documentary by young Martin Scorsese about his family, and the experimental film symbolizes the end of film age.
Outline of “Film Treasures from The Museum of Modern Art”
Dates:October 24–November 9, 2014
Venue:Cinema 2, National Film Center (3-7-6 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0031)
This program will showcase highly-selected excellent prints from the collection of MoMA which has been a leading force in the international film archive/cinematheque movement, and will be co-hosted by National Film Center, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan Community Cinema Center (Cinematheque Project), Motion Picture Association (MPA) and Japan and International Motion Picture Copyright Association, Inc.
Program Lineup
Kentucky Pride
1925│71 min│24fps│35mm│Silent│Black-and-white
Director│ John Ford
The Shamrock Handicap
1926│67 min│23fps│35mm│Silent│Black-and-white
Director│ John Ford
Paid to Love
1927│74 min│24fps│35mm│Silent│Black-and-white, Color
Director│ Howard Hawks
East Side, West Side
1927│91 min│24fps│35mm│Silent│Black-and-white
Director│ Allan Dwan
The Big Trail
1930│122 min│35mm│Black-and-white
Director│ Raoul Walsh
Love Affair
1939│88 min│35mm│Black-and-white
Director and Story│ Leo McCarey
Brute Force
1947│98 min│35mm│Black-and-white
Director│ Jules Dassin
Panic in the Streets
1950│96 min│35mm│Black-and -white
Director│ Elia Kazan
The Band Wagon
1953│112 min│35mm│Color
Director│ Vincente Minnelli
It Should Happen to You
1954│87 min│35mm│Black-and-white
Director│ George Cukor

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Bonjour Tristesse
1958│94 min│35mm│Black-and-white, Color
Director│ Otto Preminger
Four of Andy Warhol’s Most Beautiful Women
1964│15 min│16fps│16mm│Silent│Black-and-white
Director and Cinematographer│ Andy Warhol
The Velvet Underground and Nico
1966│67 min│16mm│Black-and-white
Director/Appearance│Andy Warhol
Director/Cinematography│ Paul Morrissey
Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song
1971│98 min│35mm│Color
Director/Screenplay/Music/Appearance│ Melvin Van Peebles
Ganja & Hess
1973│113 min│35mm│Color
Director/Screenplay/Appearance│ Bill Gunn
1974│48 min│35mm│Color
Director/Screenplay/Appearance│ Martin Scorsese
2002│67 min│DCP│Black-and-white
Director/Screenplay│ Bill Morrison
Short Films
Interior N. Y. Subway, 14th Street to 42nd Street
1905│4 min│24fps│35mm│Silent│Black-and-white
Diretor│ G. W. Bitzer
The Lonedale Operator
1911│17 min│16fps│35mm│Silent│Black-and-white, Color
Director│ D.W. Griffith
1912│13 min│18fps│35mm│Silent│Black-and-white
Director/Screenplay│ D.W. Griffith
The Tourists
1912│6 min│16fps│35mm│Silent│Black-and-white
Director│ Mack Sennett
Newman Laugh-o-Grams
1920│3 min│23fps│35mm│Silent│Black-and-white
Director/Appearance│ Walt Disney
Flushing Meadows
1965│8 min│16mm│Silent│Color
Director│ Joseph Cornell

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