True Cinema: Vlada Petric on Slavko Vorkapich

Renowned film scholar and founding curator of the Harvard Film Archive from 1979 to 1998, Vlada Petric will deliver a lecture on his teacher and friend, Slavko Vorkapich (1894-1977), who is best known for his montage sequences in many Hollywood films and whose Moods of the Sea and Forest Murmurs are highly cinematic works based on musical compositions. Professor Petric will discuss the highly original and sophisticated theories that underline Vorkapich’s famous experimental film The Life and Death of 9413, a Hollywood Extra (1928), as well as the US premiere of Petric’s own “tribute to Vorky,” Symphony of Hands (2008).

True Cinema: Vlada Petric on Slavko Vorkapich introduction by Haden Guest, discussion by Vlada Petric. ©Harvard Film Archive

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