An illustrated lecture in Italian, with simultaneous headset translation, by Professor Carlo Montanaro of the Accademia delle Belle Arti of Venice. The two hours of short films to be shown include the only surviving futurist film, Anton Giulio Bragaglia’s Thais (1917), as well as such relative standbys as Hans Richter’s Rhythmus 21 (1921), Viking Eggeling’s Symphony Diagonal (1921), Man Ray’s Return to Reason (1924), Fernand Leger and Dudley Murphy’s Ballet mechanique (1924), Francois Picabia and Rene Clair’s Entr’acte (1924), and Germaine Dulac’s The Seashell and the Clergyman (1927). The entire program, presented in cooperation with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Chicago, will last about three hours.