Happy Birthday, Fernand Léger

With Ballet Méchanique, we celebrate the birthday of the legendary Fernand Léger, born 132 years ago today. Known for his devotion to the object and the machine, Léger made this single experimental film, exploring the mechanical world and finding similarity among unrelated objects. Made along with several collaborators—including Man Ray, Dudley Murphy, and George Antheil—to this day, the film is celebrated for the finesse with which it captured the repetition of daily life.