East Bloc*Busters

Summer movie nights at the Neutra VDL Studio and Residences
August 8, September 5, and September 12, 2014
Popcorn and drinks on the patio at 7:30pm; films 8pm 

In conjunction with the exhibition Competing Utopias, East Bloc*Busters presented evenings of 16mm and 8mm films from East Germany and the Soviet Union, projected in their original formats. Drawn from the Wende Museum's extensive collection of educational, amateur, and animated films, titles such as “Turn Left at the Moon” (a 1957 puppet animation on the launching of Sputnik), “The Preparation and Use of PVC,” and “Through Moscow by Taxi” surprised and delighted sold-out audiences with their depictions of work and leisure activities, scientific and industrial processes, and with their vivid color and careful craftsmanship elucidating even the most obscure topics. We also screened a small selection of our vintage home movies, affording an intimate glimpse of everyday life at home and on travels throughout the East Bloc.

VDL Neutra Studio and Residences
2300 Silver Lake Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90039

For more information on Competing Utopias and the Neutra VDL Studio and Residences, go to: http://www.neutra-vdl.org

Supported by: The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts The Institute for Museum and Library Services