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Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film

Sunday, April 3 10:00 pm ET

Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant Garde Film 1894-1941 salutes the rich - but often unheralded - artistry of avant garde and experimental filmmakers during cinema's formative years. TCM's presentation includes 16 titles hand-chosen by archivists Bruce Posner and David Shepard from their world-renowned 175-film retrospective, which premiered in Moscow in June 2001. Posner and Shepard also selected material from the acclaimed Unseen Cinema seven-disc DVD collection, released in 2005.

TCM's Unseen Cinema showcase features such intriguing works as a pagan dance sequence from Peer Gynt (1941), starring a 17-year-old Charlton Heston; Annabell Dances and Dances (1894-97), a pioneering attempt to capture dance on film; a dream sequence from Beggar on Horseback (1925), featuring popular character actor Edward Everett Horton; Carousel - Animal Opera (c.1938), a visual symphony by artist and sculptor Joseph Cornell; and Ballet mécanique (1923-24), Fernand Léger and Dudley Murphy's abstract collage of machines, objects and shapes set to a radical George Antheils score reconstructed by Paul Lehrman.

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