A screening of the Themersons’ three surviving films20. Mar - 20. Mar 14 / ended GV Art
7pm - 9pm
Screening of the Themersons’ surviving films Screening of the Themersons’ surviving films - Introduced by Nick Wadley
Only one of the five films that Franciszka & Stefan Themerson made together in Warsaw in the 1930s survived the war. This was the lyrical, subtly subversive humoresque, The Adventure of a Good Citizen (1937). It is a fable about freedom from convention, and the right to choose, recurrent themes in their oeuvre.
In 1940s London they made two more films before devoting the rest of their lives to other media. These were Calling Mr Smith (1943), a moving propaganda film − their only venture into colour – and The Eye and the Ear (1944/45), an experiment with
images of sound.
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