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1.
Sentimental Romance (1930 Short Film)
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(20 mins.)
Stars: Mara Griy
 
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Return to Reason (1923 Short Film)
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Experimental film, white specks and shapes gyrating over a black background, a light-striped torso, a gyrating eggcrate... (3 mins.)
Director: Man Ray
 
3.
Emak-Bakia (1927 Short Film)
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A long series of unrelated images, revolving, often distorted: lights, flowers, nails. A lightboard... (18 mins.)
Director: Man Ray
 
4.
The Starfish (1928 Short Film)
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Two people stand on a road, out of focus. Seen distorted through a glass, they retire upstairs to a bedroom where she undresses... (21 mins.)
Director: Man Ray
 
5.
The Mysteries of the Chateau de De (1929 Documentary)
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Mannequin hands hold a pair of dice. A castle is perched on a hilltop. Below it, a posh, modern villa... (27 mins.)
Director: Man Ray
 
6.
Ménilmontant (1926 Short Film)
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A couple is brutally murdered in the working-class district of Paris. Later on, the narrative follows the lives of their two daughters, both in love with a Parisian thug and leading them to separate ways. (38 mins.)
 
7.
Anemic Cinema (1926 Short Film)
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A spiral design spins dizzily. It's replaced by a spinning disk. These two continue in perfect alternation until the end: a spiral design... (7 mins.)
Director: Marcel Duchamp
 
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Ballet mécanique (1924 Short Film)
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A pulsing, kaleidoscope of images set to an energetic soundtrack. A young women swings in a garden; a woman's face smiles... (19 mins.)
 
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Symphonie diaganale (1924 Short Film)
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A tilted figure, consisting largely of right angles at the beginning, grows by accretion, with the addition... (5 mins.)
Director: Viking Eggeling
 
10.
Le tempestaire (1947 Short Film)
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In a village in Brittany, a young maid and an old woman are spinning while the wind blows threateningly outdoors... (22 mins.)
Director: Jean Epstein
 
11.
The Seashell and the Clergyman (1928 Short Film)
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Obsessed with a general's woman, a clergyman has strange visions of death and lust, struggling against his own eroticism. (28 mins.)
Director: Germaine Dulac
 
12.
Entr'acte (1924 Short Film)
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An absolute dada movie. Somebody gets killed, his coffin gets out of control and after a chase it stops. The person gets out of it and let everybody who followed the coffin dissapear. (22 mins.)
Director: René Clair
 
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Ghosts Before Breakfast (1928 Short Film)
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Hans Richter, noted for his abstract shorts, has everyday objects rebelling against their daily routine. (6 mins.)
Director: Hans Richter
 
15.
Dreams That Money Can Buy (1947)
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After learning how to look inside himself, a poetic bum sells people vivid dreams. (99 mins.)
Director: Hans Richter
 
16.
The Blood of a Poet (1932)
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A young artist draws a face at a canvas on his easel. Suddenly the mouth on the drawing comes into life and starts talking... (55 mins.)
Director: Jean Cocteau
 
17.
Motion Painting No. 1 (1947 Short Film)
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(11 mins.)
 
18.
Un Chien Andalou (1929 Short Film)
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Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí present seventeen minutes of bizarre, surreal imagery. (16 mins.)
Director: Louis Bunuel
 
19.
L'Age d'Or (1930)
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A surrealist tale of a man and a woman passionately in love with one another, but their attempts to consummate that passion are constantly thwarted by their families, the Church, and bourgeois society. (60 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
20.
Nothing But Time (1926 Documentary)
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The life of a great city (Paris) from dawn until dusk, including the beautiful and the ragged, the rich and the poor, with little or no comment (intertitles) from the director, Cavalcanti (whose first film this was). (45 mins.)
 
21.
J'accuse! (1919)
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The story of two men, one married, the other the lover of the other's wife, who meet in the trenches of the First World War, and how their tale becomes a microcosm for the horrors of war. (166 mins.)
Director: Abel Gance
 
22.
The Faithful Heart (1923)
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Marie wants to escape from her job and also from her lover, Paul, an unemployed drunk. She dreams of going off with Jean... (87 mins.)
Director: Jean Epstein
 
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The Inhuman Woman (1924)
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Claire Lescot is a famous prima donna. All men want to be loved by her. Among them is the young scientist Einar Norsen... (135 mins.)
 
24.
L'imitation du cinéma (1960 Short Film)
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(36 mins.)
Director: Marcel Mariën
 
25.
The Phantom of the Moulin-Rouge (1925)
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A man goes to the lonely estate of the mysterious Dr. Renault, whose strange experiments release the man's spirit from his body. (90 mins.)
Director: René Clair
 
26.
Venom and Eternity (1951)
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In this experimental film, Isidore Isou, the leader of the lettrist movement, lashes out at conventional... (120 mins.)
 
27.
Zero for Conduct (1933 Short Film)
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In a repressive boarding school with rigid rules of behavior, four boys decide to rebel against the direction on a celebration day. (44 mins.)
Director: Jean Vigo
 
28.
A Song of Love (1950 Short Film)
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Two prisoners in complete isolation, separated by the thick brick walls, and desperately in need of human contact, devise a most unusual kind of communication. (26 mins.)
Director: Jean Genet
 
29.
Howlings in Favour of De Sade (1952)
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(64 mins.)
 
30.
Orpheus (1950)
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A poet in love with Death follows his unhappy wife into the underworld. (95 mins.)
Director: Jean Cocteau