L’Age D’Or (1930): Art Film Night
February 17, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monthly Art Film Series
Have you ever wanted to take a
deeper dive into early experimental,
avant-garde, surreal, quirky, art films?
Core Contemporary invites fans of this unusual art form to a new series intended to not only entertain, but to educate, engage, and help us learn more about the culture of the era, the politics of the day, the intentions of the film-makers, the creative tools available at the time, and the way “moving pictures” have changed over the years.
Each screening will be followed by a discussion.
The series begins Friday, February 17th, 6 pm,
with our first screening/discussion of:
“L’Age D’Or” (1930)
Director: Luis Bunuel
Screenplay: Luis Bunuel, Salvador Dali
Synopsis: L’Âge d’Or, commonly translated as The Golden Age or Age of Gold, is a 1930 French surrealist satirical comedy film directed by Luis Buñuel about the insanities of modern life, the hypocrisy of the sexual mores of bourgeois society, and the value system of the Catholic Church. Much of the story is told with title cards like a predominantly silent film. The screenplay is by Buñuel and Salvador Dalí. L’Age d’Or was one of the first sound films made in France, along with Miss Europe and Under the Roofs of Paris.