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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.

America

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.