Anthology Film Archives to Screen Classic Dadaist and Surrealist Works

A still from the 1928 film Un Chien Andalou, directed by Luis Buñuel

“Don’t know about you / But I am un chien andalusia,” Black Francis, the leader singer of 1980’s alternative rock band The Pixies, declared in his band’s 1989 song “Debaser.”

As every middle-school music fan knows, that bit of French refers to Un Chien Andalou, a 1928 film written by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí and directed by Buñuel, which the East Village’s Anthology Film Archives will screen on Saturday evening at 6 p.m., as part of a choice program of Dadaist and Surrealist film.

Also on deck that night are Buñuel’s 1932 documentary Land Without Bread and Entr’acte, the 1924 film made by French filmmaker René Clair as an intermission piece for performances of the Ballet Suédois dance group. The latter work features brief appearances by artists Francis Picabia, Man Ray, and Marcel Duchamp.