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Eve of the Future: Women and Film Before 1960

Eve of the Future: Women and Film Before 1960
7 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Fri November 2, 2018
7 PM


The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


Open to the public


In 1959, Millie Goldsholl curated a film program for the Aspen Design Conference which pointedly included the most important female voices in independent cinema at that time. This screening brings together many of these vital contributions to experimental film, animation and documentary, including works by Shirley Clarke, Maya Deren, Mary Ellen Bute and others who challenged the status quo in advance of second-wave feminism.
With an introduction by Jennifer Wild, Associate Professor of Cinema at the University of Chicago.

At Land (Maya Deren, 1944, 15m)
A Chairy Tale (Jutra/McLaren, animation by Evelyn Lambart, 12m)
Bridges-Go-Round (Shirley Clarke, 1958, 8m)
A Short Vision (Joan and Peter Foldes, 1956, 6m)
Logos (Jane Conger Belson Shimané, 1957, 2m) Preserved by the Academy Film Archive
Obmaru (Patricia Marx, 1953, 4m) Preserved by the Academy Film Archive
Color Rhapsodie (Mary Ellen Bute, 1948 7m)
In the Street (Helen Levitt, James Agee, Janice Loeb, 1948, 16m)
Tender Game (Faith & John Hubley, 1958, 6m)

Part of the film series
Designers in Film: The Cinematic World of the Goldsholls

This film series complements and extends the Block’s exhibition Up Is Down: Mid-Century Experiments in Advertising and Film at the Goldsholl Studio with five programs of films produced by the Chicago-based Goldsholls, their collaborators, influences, and contemporaries. Presenting a wide spectrum of classic and rarely-seen experimental cinema, animation, and commissioned films, Designers in Film explores the playful and innovative atmosphere of 20th-century moving image-making in which Morton and Millie Goldsholl took a central place.


Contact The Block Museum of Art for more information: (847) 491-4000 or email us at block-museum@northwestern.edu