ALBA’s Peter Carroll to present Cartier-Bresson/SCW screening at SFMOMA

January 26, 2011

Tomorrow, Thursday Jan. 27th, ALBA’s Peter N. Carroll will present the second set of Spanish Civil War screenings at the San Franciso Museum of Modern Art, including Le Retour (Cartier-Bresson, 1944-45, 33 min), The Spanish Earth (Ivens, 1937, 52 min), and Guernica (Resnais/Hessens, 1950, 13 min). Phyllis Wattis Theater, 7:00 p.m.  Made at the end of World War II, Le retour (The Return) follows the repatriation of former prisoners of war — like Cartier-Bresson himself, who escaped from a Nazi labor camp in 1943. Back in Spain, Ivens’s film documents the effects of the Civil War in Madrid and the countryside, with narration by Ernest Hemingway. Resnais and Hessens consider the horrors of war through the work of Picasso. Part of Henri Cartier-Bresson and the Spanish Civil War.  $5 general; free for SFMOMA members or with museum admission (requires a free ticket, which can be picked up in the Haas Atrium). Buy tickets here.