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Movie in My Head: Bruce Conner and Beyond | MoMA

Tonight: P. Adams Sitney, co-founder of Anthology Film Archives, introduces two of Bruce Conner’s best known compilations of American disasters: REPORT (1963–67), his record of the media’s shaping of the Kennedy assassination, and his most concise statement on television; and CROSSROADS (1976), his revision of military footage from the 1945 atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll. The works will be preceded by earlier films A MOVIE (1958) and COSMIC RAY (1961), and paired with Christopher MacLaine’s “The End” (1953).  

The screening is part of the film program “Movie in My Head: Bruce Conner and Beyond,” a survey of Conner’s films alongside contemporaneous and later works that demonstrate his continuing influence. “BRUCE CONNER: IT’S ALL TRUE,” a retrospective of the artist’s 50-year career, is on view through October 2.

[Bruce Conner. CROSSROADS. 1976. 35mm film transferred to video (black and white, sound). The Museum of Modern Art, New York and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (Accessions Committee Fund purchase), with the generous support of the New Art Trust. © Bruce Conner 2016. Courtesy Conner Family Trust]

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