May 2-7, 2017

The Flute of Krishna, 1926


BFF Legacy Programming Series:

This short film, under 10 minutes long, is an early color film made by Eastman Kodak. Martha Graham, famed American modern dancer and choreographer, created this work. “The Flute of Krishna” was performed in front of the camera in Rochester, NY, by professional dancers that were a part of Graham’s dance troupe.

Mike Champlin, of DeBergerac Productions in Rochester, NY, will provide context in his remarks about how this important work came to be made. As an added treat, there will also be a screening of 3-minute color film test featuring some of the earliest color motion picture images known to exist.

Suggested Age: All Ages