Re: Film search "Guernica"

milos (milos@interaccess.com)
Tue, 29 Jul 1997 19:23:55 -0700

Marilyn B. Huntley wrote:
>
> Here's yet another title I'm trying to find for our college art gallery to
> show in their film festival. They have requested "Guernica," and it is to
> be advertised for a public showing. I have found several films called
> "Guernica" or with Guernica as the first word of the title, but the one
> that appears to match the request doesn't give a distributor's name.
>
> On IMDb, it says France 1950, black & white, runtime 13 min., directed by
> Alain Resnais; this is the correct film. When the Lincoln Center included
> this title in a film series this spring, their advertising said "Resnais
> employs the [Picasso] painting ["Guernica"] and Maria Casares's narration
> of a passionately poetical text by Paul Eluard to create what's been called
> 'a hymn to innocence and peace.' "
>
> I thought at first I might have found the film in the Museum of Modern Art
> catalog, but then I realized it can't be right. Several details don't
> match: 1949, 8 minutes, U.S.A., by Robert Flaherty and David Flaherty, and
> it's SILENT.
>
> Does anyone know where the Resnais film "Guernica" is available for rent?
>
> Many thanks to anyone who can give me info.
>
> Marilyn Huntley
>
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Marilyn:

If my memory serves me right, Resnais' GUERNICA is carried
by the circulating film library of the Museum of Modern Art.

Best,

Milos Stehlik
Facets Video