Screening: Alysa Nahmias, The New Bauhaus

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$16 Full / $13 Member

  • Edlis Neeson Theater
    First Floor, Accessible via the Griffin Entrance on Pearson Street
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611


This screening is copresented with the 55th Chicago International Film Festival.


All audience members must purchase admission to this event as the Chicago International Film Festival pass does not include this screening.

Featured images

Alysa Nahmias, still from The New Bauhaus, 2019. Color, sound; 89 min. Courtesy of the Chicago International Film Festival
Chicago International Film Festival 2019. Oct 16–27, 2019

Program Description

When radical Hungarian artist László Moholy-Nagy moved to Chicago in 1937, he spearheaded “The New Bauhaus,” a movement descended from the famous German school. An original Bauhaus member, Moholy-Nagy took a pioneering interdisciplinary mixed-media approach to art and design that was vastly ahead of its time. Featuring intimate interviews with Moholy-Nagy’s daughter and an in-depth exploration of his groundbreaking work, The New Bauhaus offers an illuminating portrait of a visionary teacher and thinker.

A panel discussion after the screening features director Alysa Nahmias and László Moholy-Nagy's daughter Hattula Moholy-Nagy, moderated by Amy Beste, Director of Public Programs and Senior Lecturer in the department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

MCA Screenings feature works of contemporary cinema that expand traditional notions of moviegoing. This screening is organized by Chicago International Film Festival in collaboration with Assistant Curator Christy LeMaster.

The New Bauhaus (2019) runs for 1 hour, 29 minutes.