A program designed to accompany the Art Institute’s recent Rene Magritte retrospective, consisting of experimental silent shorts and Anita Thatcher’s 1975 animated short Homage to Magritte, which contrives to animate some of Magritte’s paintings. The other shorts: Hans Richter’s Rhythmus 21 (1924), Ghosts Before Breakfast (1928), and Rennsymphonie (1929); Viking Eggeling’s Symphonie Diagonale (1921); Man Ray’s Le retour a la raison (1923) and L’etoile de mer (1928); Fernand Leger and Dudley Murphy’s Ballet mechanique (1924); Marcel Duchamp’s Anemic Cinema (1926); and Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali’s Un chien andalou (1929).