Film Screening (In-Person)
Americans in Paris at Anthology Film Archives:
Robert Breer, Kenneth Anger, and Carmen D’Avino

In conjunction with the exhibition Americans in Paris: Artists Working in Postwar France, 1946–1962
March 2, 2024–July 20, 2024

As a cinematic sidebar to Americans in ParisAnthology Film Archives will host four programs featuring American expat artists who are showcased in the exhibition, and for whom living in Paris played a formative role in their lives and artistic development.

This program brings together work by Robert Breer and Kenneth Anger, two artists whose place in the pantheon of experimental filmmakers is undisputed, as well as painter and animator Carmen D’Avino, whose films were celebrated in their time but have since fallen into relative obscurity.


Kenneth Anger
RABBIT’S MOON, 1950-70, 15 min, 35mm.
Preserved by the UCLA Film & Television Archive, with funding from the Film Foundation.

Robert Breer
RECREATION, 1956, 1.5 min, 16mm-to-35mm
MOTION PICTURES NO. 1, 1956, 4.5 min, 16mm, silent
JAMESTOWN BALOOS, 1957, 6 min, 16mm-to-35mm
EYEWASH, 1959, 3 min, 16mm-to-35mm

RECREATION, JAMESTOWN BALOOS, and EYEWASH were preserved by Anthology Film Archives with generous support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Carmen D’Avino
THE ROOM, 1959, 5 min, 16mm. Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.
PIANISSIMO, 1963, 6 min, 35mm. Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.
BACKGROUND, 1973, 19 min, 35mm. Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.

Total running time: ca. 45 min.

Visitor Access

$12 General Admission

Starts 4/4/24 7:30 pm
Ends 4/4/24 8:30 pm
Location Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10003
Cost $12 General Admission