Special Guest Enrico Camporesi 
Ciné Salon: XXV:HALLER1
Ciné Salon Fall 2021 pays homage to the extraordinary film historian, archivist and photo documentarian Robert A. Haller (1942-2021). 

Email megan.coleman@thehowe.org for a Zoom invite.  

Film scholar Enrico Camporesi will talk about the late Robert Haller and the early French experimental film movement, Cinéma pur, and screen seven short French art films during their conversation. The films represent different challenges confronted by the early filmmakers to define qualities unique only to cinema. The late Robert Haller would have adored tonight’s presentation by the noted young Italian scholar Camporesi for Haller spent his career extolling the virtues of visionary film experimentalists and the importance of film preservation to save the works.

“The cinema is not limited to the representative mode. It can create, and has already created a sort of rhythm...Thanks to this rhythm the cinema can draw fresh strength from itself which, forgoing the logic of facts and the reality of objects, may beget a series of unknown visions, inconceivable outside the union of lens and film. Intrinsic cinema, or if you prefer, pure cinema – because it is separated from every other element, whether dramatic or documentary, is what certain works lead us to anticipate…” —Henri Chomette

FILMS: You Have to Live Somewhere (2013) Caveh Zahedi, Don Lennen 3:55’; Le Retour à la raison (1923) Man Ray 2:30’; Jeux des reflets et de la vitesse (1925) Henri Chomette 7:29’; Nuits électriques (1928) Eugene Deslaw 12:39’; Jeux arborescents, Fugue en mineur (1930-31) Emile Malespin 4:52’; Brumes d’automne (1928) Dimitri Kirsanoff 12:17’; Celles qui s’en font (1930) Germaine Dulac 5:44’; Fièvre (1921) Louis Delluc 44:37’. Courtesy La Cinémathèque francais, Les Documents Cinématographiques, Lubomir Hosejko, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou. TRT 94 mins.

BIO: Enrico Camporesi works as Assistant Curator of Film (Research and Documentation) at the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris. In 2017-18, he was awarded the postdoctoral fellowship of the Terra Foundation for American Art at the National Institute of Art History, Paris.

LINKS: https://expcinema.org/site/en/wiki/article/cin%C3%A9ma-pur
COSPONSORS: AVA Gallery and Art Center, Canyon Cinema, CATV, Department of Film and Media Studies Dartmouth College, Filmmakers Showcase, Film Video Digital, Hood Museum of Art Dartmouth, Howe Library, Jones Media Center Dartmouth Library, Re:Voir Video and VTIFF Vermont International Film Festival.

Programs subject to change without notice.