Jan 24, 2024 – Pavement Butterfly [silent film accompaniment]

When: Wednesday, January 24th, 2024, at 4:00 PM EST
What: Pavement Butterfly
Venue: MoMA, Floor T2/T1, Theater 2 / The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2
Address: 11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019, USA


Event Overview:
MoMA hosts the New York premiere of “Pavement Butterfly” (1929), a film featuring Anna May Wong. Part of the 20th MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation, the screening includes a 4K digital restoration.

Details of the Films Being Screened:
Directed by Richard Eichberg, “Pavement Butterfly” stars Anna May Wong, Alexander Granach, and Nien Soen Ling. This silent film, set in Paris and the French Riviera, showcases Wong as a Chinese variety dancer. It explores themes of love, art, and identity, adding to the early cinema’s portrayal of Asian characters.