Three seldom-seen treasures hit the screen for Gallery Talk: The Artists Eye with Andrea Grover. For her installment of the monthly series, The Aurora Picture Show co-founder unearthed a trio of rare Joseph Cornell films from the Menils stores. There are so many films in the archives that no ones aware exist, she says. Also, I dont think most people are aware that Joseph Cornell made experimental films. Grover chose Jacks Dream and Thimble Theater, two shorts which utilize surrealistic narrative and puppetry in a collage-style format. The film was shot by Cornell, known better for his art boxes than his filmmaking, and edited by his assistant-turned-filmmaker Larry Jordan. The third film, Cornell, 1965, is Jordans cinematic homage to his mentor. Its got the only existing footage of Cornell, says Grover. 3 p.m. The Menil Collection, 1515 Sul Ross. For information, call 713-525-9400 or visit www.menil.org. Free.
Sun., Jan. 4, 3 p.m., 2009