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Jean Painlevé, Isabella & Roberto Rossellini Film Screening


  • Museum of Moving Images 36-01 35th Avenue Long Island City, NY, 11101 United States (map)

"Love Lives of Sea Creatures": Museum of the Moving Image is screening films about the reproductive behavior of sea creatures by Jean Painlevé,Isabella Rossellini, and Roberto Rossellini, with marine chemical biologist Dr. Mande Holford in person. 

The program includes rare screenings of four archival 35mm prints by Jean Painlevé: The Sea Horse (1933); ACERA, or The Witches’ Dance (1972); Shrimp Stories (1964); and The Love Life of the Octopus (1967). Isabella Rossellini’s playfully stylized series Green Porno explores how the starfish, shrimp, squid, and anchovy reproduce. The program also features a rarity, the first film by Roberto Rossellini (Isabella’s father), Fantasia Sottomarina (1940), which is about two fish in love that are threatened by an octopus. 

The 70-minute program will be followed by a discussion with Dr. Holford. 

Credits: Films of Jean Painlevé from Archives Jean Painlevé, Paris.

This event is part of #ScienceOnScreen, a program organized by Sonia Epstein, Executive Editor of Sloan Science & Film.

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