BY ARIEL HERNANDEZ
The Museum of the Moving Image is bringing fashion features to the borough for the London-based Fashion in Film Festival’s 10th anniversary.
This season’s theme is “Wearing Time: Past, Present, Future, Dream,” which celebrates the relationship between fashion, cinema and time. Through the use of film, guests will be able to see the way fashion has evolved over time.
According to MOMI, “Fashion in film has always been an important sign-posting device, deployed in multiple ways: to guide the viewer through time, to confuse, deceive, and disorient them, or even to dress the wounds of time. Examining the idea of clothing as a vehicle for representing time, ‘Wearing Time’ goes beyond this, foregrounding the sense of invoking the past, present and future by donning its clothing. Dress allows us to wear time, even as time wears us out.”
Tom Gunning and Marketa Uhlirova will curate the festival. Gunning has written about early and silent film, American avant-garde cinema and Hollywood film. He published The Films of Fritz Lang: Allegories of Vision and Modernity and D.W. Griffith and the Origins of American Narrative Film: The Early Years at Biograph. Uhlirova is the editor of Fashion in Film’s publications, including If Looks Could Kill: Cinema’s Images of Fashion, Crime and Violence and Birds of Paradise: Costume as Cinematic Spectacle. She has also contributed articles on fashion, cinema and art to journals and magazines such as Fashion Theory, Art Monthly and Aperture.
The festival’s screening schedule includes: The Inferno Unseen will show at the Redstone Theater on April 6 at 7 p.m., Lady in the Dark and Rose Hobart will show at the Redstone on April 7 at 1:30 p.m., Tony Takitani will show at the Redstone Theater on April 7 at 4:15 p.m., Beyond the Rocks will show at the Redstone theater on April 8 at 2 p.m., Fashion: The Fabric of Time will show at the Redstone Theater on April 8 at 4 p.m., After Reel Time will show at the Redstone Theater on April 8 at 6 p.m., Opening Night will take place at the Redstone Theater on April 8 at 7 p.m., Holy Motors will take place in the Bartos Screening Room on April 13 at 7 p.m., Black Girl (La Noire de …) will take place at the Bartos Screening Room on April 14 at 4 p.m., Machines will show at the Bartos Screening Room on April 14 at 5 p.m.
For more information on the festival and its lineup, visit www.movingimage.us. The Museum of the Moving Image is located at 36-01 35th Ave. in Astoria.
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