Film night in Garage Rotterdam with surrealist cinema
30 Nov 2012 Starts at: 8 p.m. Location: Garage Rotterdam

Garage Rotterdam organises a special film programme to accompany Into the Labyrinth on Friday 30 November. The exhibition reveals traces of surrealism in the work of eight contemporary visual artists. Following a brief introduction by curator Hans van der Ham four surrealist films will be shown including Entr’acte (1924) and Un chien andalou (1928).

The programme is as follows:
19.30 hrs Welcome
20.00 hrs Introduction by curator Hans van der Ham
20.30 hrs Four films
22.00 hrs Drinks and music by O’Henn and Jornos.

Tickets for this event are € 4.50 (students € 3.00).

Entr’acte (1924)
Entr’acte is a short French film produced by René Clair. This avant-garde cinema classic was originally made for the interval of the Relâche ballet directed by Francis Picabia in Paris. The music for the ballet as well as the film was composed by Erik Satie. Key figures from the Parisian art scene at the time, including Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp, can be seen in this chain of absurd clips.

Un chien andalou (1928)
Un chien andalou is a famous surrealist film by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí. It is a compilation of images they had seen in their dreams the night before. A famous scene in the film shows an eye being cut with a razor blade. When the film was first shown in Paris in cinema Studio 28 the police received many complaints.