This video exhibition presents films produced for scientific education and entertainment between 1904 and 1936, an era when cinema was still a novel tool for manipulating time and scale to show what was imperceptible to the naked eye.
The Museum is collaborating with creative technology studio Scatter on this project, which reimagines oral storytelling as a virtual, 3D experience and presents new possibilities for the future of the moving image.
In this masterful psychological western, Director Raoul Walsh and cinematographer James Wong Howe fill the open landscape of the Southwest with an oppressive dread, while the shadowy interiors hint at the domestic disarray at the heart of the drama.
A remake of Archie Mayo’s 1933 pre-Code The Life of Jimmy Dolan, this Warner Bros. crime film features John Garfield, in his first top billed role, as a New York boxer who goes on the lam to rural Arizona after being wrongly accused of murder.
The cult fervor for this early 2000s video store queer favorite remains as strong as ever thank to its streaks of black humor, John Waters–inspired aesthetic and color palette, and sincere performances from its romantic leads.