Sunday, April 22nd, 2017 @ 2PM in Manhattan [silent film accompaniment]
When: Sunday, April 22nd @ 2PM
What: Erotikon (Eroticon) (1922)
Directed by Gustav Machatý, 85 min., Czechoslovakia. Screenplay by Machatý, from a novel by Vítězslav Nezval. With Ita Rina, Karel Schleichert, Olaf Fjord.
*This program accompanies Ecstasy and Irony: Czech Cinema, 1927–1943.
This is the first major work of the director Gustav Machatý, who would achieve international fame with his sexually frank Ecstasy in 1932. Less explicit but no less sensual, Erotikon traces the consequences of an impulsive encounter between a handsome stranger (Olaf Fjord), stranded by a storm in a small town train station, and the station master’s virginal daughter (the extraordinary Slovenian actress Ita Rina, who became a European star with this film). HD video.
Where: Museum of Modern Art
11 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
Nearest Subway: 5 Ave/53 St on M/V, 57 St on F, 47-50 Sts on B/D/F/M
Admission: $12 ($10 for senior citizens, $8 for students / free for Museum members)
Admission to the day’s film program is free for Museum ticket holders, but separate screening tickets are required. A film admission ticket does not include admission to the Museum galleries. The price of a film admission ticket may be applied toward the price of a Museum admission ticket or MoMA membership within 30 days.