NYWIFT at MoMA's To Save and Project: The Dancing Soul of the Walking People Nov. 1
We checked with MoMA and this screening will happen as scheduled.
The Dancing Soul of the Walking People, a film preserved by NYWIFT's Women's Film Preservation Fund, will screen at the Museum of Modern Art on Nov. 1 during MoMa's exhibit To Save and Project: The 10th MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation.
The 67-minute film will screen as part of The Lower East Side and Coney Island: Lost and Found program, along with the films Orchard Street (12 minutes) and The Seward Park Branch and the Neighborhood It Serves (36 minutes)
Thursday, Nov. 1, at 4 pm
Theater 1, T1
The Museum of Modern Art (11 West 53 St.)
The Dancing Soul of the Walking People (1980)
Written and directed by Paula Gladstone.
Gladstone, a true Coney Islander, wrote, directed, produced and edited this film, and arranged the soundtrack using music by Duke Ellington and the Drifters with a voiceover of her own poetry. Shot over two years, the film is an abstract meditation on life under the boardwalk and a poetic document of a vanished world that emulates "city symphonies" of the 1920s such as Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera. Preserved by the Academy Film Archive, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with partial funding from the WFPF of NYWIFT, the New York City Council and Eastman Kodak.
NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Last updated: Jul. 31, 2013