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Light Industry at Princeton: Film and Photo League Program with Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) 16mm, dir. Mervyn Le Roy

November 16, 2017 · 7:00 pm9:00 pm · James Stewart Film Theater

Office of the Provost

The National Hunger March (1931, 16mm, Film and Photo League); Detroit Workers News Special 1932: Ford Massacre (1932, 16mm, Film and Photo League); America Today / The World in Review (1932-34, 16mm, Film and Photo League); Bonus March 1932 (1932, 16mm, Film and Photo League); with Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933, 16mm, dir. Mervyn Le Roy, musical sequences by Busby Berkeley)

These works by Busby Berkeley and the Film and Photo League stand as two remarkable articulations of the same moment of social crisis—the former is classical Hollywood at its most spectacular and immaculately choreographed, the latter is independent cinema at its most raw, spontaneous, and necessary.

For ten years Light Industry has been one of the leading venues for alternative film and electronic art in New York. This fall Light Industry presents at Princeton a selection of highlights from their first decade. The series is curated by Thomas Beard, a founder and director of Light Industry, and organized by Devin Fore (German).

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