Film Program: Chicago’s Bauhaus Legacy

Films made by and about Moholy-Nagy and by Moholy’s students at the Institute of Design

Thursday, September 19, at 7:oo pm

John Halas
A Memory of Moholy-Nagy – 15 min.
Do Not Disturb – 20 min.
Clark Dean
Curves of Constant Width – 16 min.
Moholy-Nagy, Screenplay Schroeter & Berger, filmed and directed
The Dynamic of the Metropolis – 7 min.

John Halas, Director
A Memory of Moholy Nagy – 15 min.
John Halas, Tamas Waliczky, 1990
The film combines drawn animation with models and photographs to reveal the many facets of the work of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy whose work epitomized the Bauhaus movement in Europe. ‘Fast paced and information packed, never losing the viewer… crisp with accompanying high quality narration…graphics are clever and well done’.
Production: John Halas Direction: John Halas Script: Joy Batchelor
Animation: Andy Wyatt, Tamas Waliczky Music: Boris Karadimchev
Awards: IVCA Award London 1991, Monte Carlo Festival 1991

Laszlo Moholy- Nagy, Director
Do Not Disturb, 1945 – 20 min.
This film was written, filmed, and edited by students of the Motion Picture class of the Institute of Design, Chicago, under direction of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. The script of this movie is included in Moholy-Nagy’s book: Vision in Motion, published in 1947.
Directed by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy
Soundtrack: Music
Film: Color

Clark Dean
Curves of Constant Width, 1965-66 – 16 min. color
Clark Dean, Film Direction and Photography
Institute of Design Student 1946-50 BS/Photography
Script: Joseph D.E. Konhauser Assistant Director: George Wright
Mime: Florence Castner Music: David Karr
Produced by the College Geometry Project Seymour Schuster, Project Director Minnesota School of Mathematics and Science Center, University of Minnesota Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Laszlo Moholy- Nagy, Screenplay
The Dynamic of the Metropolis – 7 min.
Schroeter & Berger, filmed and directed
The film “Dynamic of the Metropolis” is based on an interpretation of the film screenplay by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy who never had a chance to realize this film himself. Film directing duo, Schroeter and Berger bring to life Moholy-Nagy’s vision in this version which is an animated film which uses the extraordinary graphic framework of the original manuscript, written between 1921-22, as a kind of red thread linking the single sequences of animation.