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one place that remains true to its form in new york city is the anthology film archives.  i myself was there a few months ago at their “garage sale” and managed to pick up some essential literature.  this weekend they are featuring some classics from the twenties, including this masterpiece from man ray (with help from our friend marcel duchamp and sculptures by pablo picasso).  the original is silent, so turn your volume down and maybe you can understand why at its first screening in 1926 a brawl broke out.  nothing says fisticuffs like soft-focus and rayographs. by sv