- When: September 27, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Woolworth Building, 15 Barclay Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY
Swing Time is a 1936 American RKO musical comedy film set mainly in New York City, and starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. It features Helen Broderick, Victor Moore, Betty Furness, Eric Blore and Georges Metaxa, with music by Jerome Kern and lyrics by Dorothy Fields. The film was directed by George Stevens.
Introduction by: Eric Myers and Howard Mandelbaum
RSVP required: https://airtable.com/shroxL0COLc1JfNe9
About the Film Series: The Art Deco style arguably originated at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels in Paris in 1925,
where it left a mark on many designers including Cedric Gibbons, art director for the film Grand Hotel. The Art Deco style would
appear in over 1500 films—from Metropolis to The Artist—across the following decades. Art Deco was a truly international style,
influencing architecture, fashion, and the design of all objects from perfume bottles to cars. Art Deco moved away from the floral,
ornamental patterns of the past to the streamlined, modern shapes of the future. At the same time it embraced and exoticized design
motifs from Asia, South America, Egypt, and Africa. Art Deco’s clean and geometric lines complemented the black and white
movies of the era and created enduring iconic cinematic images. Please join NYU SPS’s Center for Applied Liberal Arts in collaboration with the Art Deco Society of New York this Fall in celebrating Art Deco’s impact on cinema around the world. This film series is being offered in conjunction with CALA’s fall course programming in film studies, the arts, and design.