Person of the Crowd: Film Screenings

20 Mar - 22 May 2017
The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia


Eleanor Antin, The Wonder of It All, 1974-75. From The King of Solana Beach. Courtesy of Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York.

In conjunction with its multi-part project Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie, The Barnes Foundation will screen a series of films depicting modern life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Person of the Crowd captures city life through a gallery exhibition, newly commissioned public installations and performances, and citizen-created photos and videos. Featuring over 50 artists including Marina Abramović, Jenny Holzer, Zhang Huan, and the Guerilla Girls, the project invites audiences to become contemporary flâneurs through activities such as photography and walking tours.

See the full schedule of film screenings below.

Midnight in Paris
March 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Woody Allen’s Oscar-winning film features a man on a trip in Paris who begins taking midnight walks through the city and finds himself transported to the 1920s, into a social circle that includes artists Dalí, Eliot, Matisse, Picasso, and Gertrude and Leo Stein.

Our Song
April 17 at 8 p.m.
Offering a rare glimpse of American urban life from the perspective of black and Latina teenage girls, this film follows three friends growing up in Crown Heights, Brooklyn as they explore the public spaces of their tight-knit neighborhood.

May 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Directed by Christopher Nolan, this neo-noir thriller tells the story of how a man’s innocent game of following strangers around the streets of London turns deadly.