Birds of Paradise: Fashion in Film Festival Opens Friday in NY

Opening this Friday at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York
Underground Opulence

Friday, April 15
7.00 P.M.
Total running time: 130 mins.
A Colorful avant-garde underground film program featuring  Hollywood’s Starlets Alla Nazimova, Marlene Dietrich, and Maria Montez  which features ornamental costumes and lavish décor.

Introduced by David Schwartz and Marketa Uhlirova
Live music by Donald Sosin

Tit for Tat (La Peine du talion)

Dir. Gaston Velle, Pathé Frères, 1906, France

Metempsychosis (Métempsycose)

Dir. Segundo de Chomón, Pathé Frères, 1907, France

Puce Moment
Dir. Kenneth Anger
With Yvonne Marquis, 1949
Costumes from Kenneth Anger’s collection

The Pearl Fisher (Le pêcheur de perles)
Dir. Ferdinand Zecca, Pathé Frères, 1907, France

Normal Love
Dir. Jack Smith, 1963
With Diana Baccus, Mario Montez, Beverly Grant
Costumes by Jack Smith and actors
Print courtesy of Gladstone Gallery, New York

More information about this festival can be seen here.