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Massive Larry Fessenden/Glass Eye Pix retrospective coming to NYC’s Museum of Modern Art

Thursday, March 10, 2022 | Events, News


One of New York’s most prestigious showcases is paying tribute to hometown boy Larry Fessenden with a three-week series of in-theater and virtual screenings.

Oh, the Humanity!: The Films of Larry Fessenden and Glass Eye Pix runs March 30-April 19, showing 22 features as well as “shorts and oddities” on the big screen at MoMA and on-line, with special guests at some of the shows. These include Fessenden’s directorial ventures NO TELLING, HABIT (pictured above), WENDIGO, THE LAST WINTER, BENEATH and DEPRAVED, plus his anthology entries “N is for Nexus” (from ABCs OF DEATH 2) and “Fever” (from ISOLATION). Then there are numerous movies from his Glass Eye Pix independent genre factory, such as Ti West’s THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL and THE INNKEEPERS, Jim Mickle’s STAKE LAND, Glenn McQuaid’s I SELL THE DEAD, Joe Maggio’s BITTER FEAST, Ana Asensio’s MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND, Jenn Wexler’s THE RANGER, Graham Reznick’s I CAN SEE YOU, James Felix McKenney’s AUTOMATONS and Robert Mockler’s LIKE ME, plus the thrillers STRAY BULLETS and FOXHOLE by Fessenden’s son Jack, Beck Underwood’s short AN EXQUISITE TASK and the non-genre features WENDY AND LUCY and RIVER OF GRASS by Kelly Reichardt, Rick Alverson’s THE COMEDY and Ilya Chaiken’s LIBERTY KID.

Click here to see the schedule as it currently stands; more theatrical showings will be slotted in soon.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).