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Getty | Dancers on Film: Two by Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich

June 10, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The second program for our Director’s Film Series, Dancers on Film, presents filmmaker and artist Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich in conversation with research specialist Kristin Juarez. The discussion will center on how experimental filmmaking reimagines the fragments of African American narratives found in archival material and cinema histories. The program will include a screening of the artist’s short films, including her surrealist documentary Spit on the Broom (2019), which explores the history of the United Order of Tents—a clandestine organization of Black women organized in the 1840s during the height of the Underground Railroad.
The program will be accompanied by a pre-screening of George Stevens’ film Swing Time (1936), the classic Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musical that speaks to Hunt-Ehrlich’s use of dance to create new understandings of the cinematic genre. Swing Time will be available for viewing from June 9 through June 11 through webinar registration.
Free | Advance sign-up required
Learn more: https://www.getty.edu/visit/cal/events/ev_3314.html