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Marie Losier: Just A Million Dreams

November 01, 2018–November 11, 2018

Posted on September 27, 2018

The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters

The Museum of Modern Art presents a mid-career retrospective celebrating French artist and experimental filmmaker Marie Losier, from November 1 through 11, 2018. Marie Losier: Just a Million Dreams highlights two dozen short films and two feature length films made over the last 15 years, seen together for the first time. Losier’s anticipated second feature, Cassandro the Exotico!—a portrait of the titular gender-bending lucha libre icon—premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival in the ACID section, and opens the MoMA series in its American premiere. Best known for poetic 16mm film portraits of avant-garde musicians and filmmakers that transcend documentary conventions, Losier is dedicated to analog 16mm filmmaking in a digital age, shooting, editing, and often producing films entirely herself. The series also celebrates the recent addition of 19 of Losier’s films to the Museum’s collection, as part of MoMA’s ongoing commitment to contemporary moving-image work. 

A longtime New York resident, Losier arrived in 1994 to study painting and quickly fell into the orbit of luminaries who would later appear in her pictures: she designed props for Richard Foreman and learned to shoot 16mm with Mike Kuchar at the Millennium Film Workshop (all the while beginning to curate screenings around town). For Losier, these intergenerational connections go hand in hand with a boundless urge to create art with others through films that channel the unfettered spirit of artistic creation. Replete with physical comedy reminiscent of silent cinema and campy fantasy in the tradition of Jack Smith, Losier’s cinema is, above all, rooted in performance. Losier’s highly personal body of work, ranging from intimate portraits to rollicking performance films with costumes and sets created by the artist, music videos, and genre-inflected narratives, is unified by her intuitive attention to rhythm and handmade compositions.

Marie Losier: Just A Million Dreams is organized by Sophie Cavoulacos, Assistant Curator, Department of Film.

The exhibition is supported in part by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.

Additional support is provided by the Annual Film Fund. Leadership support for the Annual Film Fund is provided by the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation and Steven Tisch, with major contributions from Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), Yuval Brisker Charitable Foundation, The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston, Marlene Hess and James D. Zirin, Karen and Gary Winnick, and The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art.

Marie Losier: Just A Million Dreams


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Marie Losier: Just A Million Dreams

November 01, 2018–November 11, 2018

Posted on September 27, 2018

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Marie Losier: Just A Million Dreams