March 613, 2015
See It Big! High and Wide
Presented in conjunction with a Reverse Shot online symposium
What does it really mean to talk about a film’s sense of space? The Museum’s online publication, Reverse Shot, asks this in a new symposium, in which contributors were asked to select a film and discuss what is being communicated within its frame by focusing on the literal height and width of the frame itself. Whether it is the widescreen CinemaScope aspect ratio of 2.35:1, the more boxed-in full-frame of 1.33:1, or something in between, the dimensions of a movie can suggest broader questions for cinema as a whole. This special selection of films in the Museum’s ongoing See It Big! series was organized in conjunction with the Reverse Shot in Space symposium, offering viewers the chance to get a grander sense of how filmmakers use the frame to its full advantage.
See It Big! is an ongoing series organized by Reverse Shot editors Michael Koresky and Jeff Reichert, Chief Curator David Schwartz, and Assistant Film Curator Aliza Ma.
Friday, March 6, 7:00 p.m. SCREENING
A Matter of Life and Death
Saturday, March 7, 2:00 p.m. SCREENING
High and Low
Saturday, March 7, 4:30 p.m. SCREENING
Nothing but a Man
Saturday, March 7, 7:30 p.m. SCREENING
The Girl Can't Help It
Sunday, March 8, 2:00 p.m. SCREENING
Sunday, March 8, 4:15 p.m. SCREENING
Come and See
Sunday, March 8, 7:00 p.m. SCREENING
Friday, March 13, 7:00 p.m.