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Films and Ritual Event

March 2-6, 1976.
Artist: Royce Dendler.
Dendler filmed people being baptized in the WPA galleries. Films and Ritual Event was an installation of these films shown in special containers in the same galleries.


March 2-6, 1976.
Artist: Jack Bennett.
Curated by Jack Rasmussen.
An installation using photographs, photocollages, posters, an eight-foot Christmas stocking, leaflets, matchbooks, bumpers stickers, and sound.

Black Musical Flim Festival

October 17-December 20, 1976.
Curated by David Chertok.
A ten week series on black musicians.

Washington Filmmakers’ New Works.

July, 1976.

Screening of films by Gunvar Nelson, Pat O’Neill, and Bruce Conner

April 4, 11, and 28, 1976.
Artists: Gunvar Nelson, Pat O’Neill, and Bruce Conner.
Screening of films by Gunvar Nelson, Pat O’Neill, and Bruce Conner.

Filmmaker Stan Vanderbeek

February 29, 1976.
Artist: Stan Vanderbeek.
Lecture and screening of films by Vanderbeek to promote the newly established Mid-Atlantic Regional Media Center.

Antonia: Portrait of a Woman

February 22, 1976.
Directors: Judy Collins and Jill Godmilow
Showing of documentary about conductor Antonia Brico, directed by Judy Collins and Jill Godmilow.

The Brink of Life

February 15, 1976.
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Two Showings of Bergman’s 1958 film which examines the childbirth experiences of three women and which apparently was the inspiration for a number of Sylvia Plath’s poems. WPA located this rarely-seen print in the archives of the Museum of Modern Art.

Lunchtime Film Series

January 5-9 and 12-16, 1976.
Curated by Neal Sacharow.

Maida Withers and the Dance Construction Company

December 9 and 10, 1976.

Maida Withers and the Dance Construction Company. A performance of dance, music, and light improvisations.