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Great Experimenters in Film: Ecstacy

Date: 22 October 2017 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM, Venue: National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art presents director Gustav Machatý's "Ecstacy" (Exstase), one of the most widely viewed films of all time, on October 22, at 4:30 pm. The romantic racy film of its time stars Hedy Lamarr who abandons her marriage to find happiness in the arms of a handsome engineer (Aribert Mog).

The film was highy controversial for its time because it was the first to feature scenes of nudity, including scenes of Lamarr swimming and running across the countryside in the nude. Now, truly remembered as a work of art, the film resonates with visual metaphors and appealing compositions. (Director Gustav Machatý, 1932, 83 min., in Czech with English subtitles)

Event Details:

Date: 
October 22, 2017, at 4:30 pm

Location: National Gallery of Art
East Building Auditorium
4th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20565

Admission is free. | No reservations are required.

Photo courtesy of the National Film Archive in Prague