AMOS VOGEL'S FILM AS A SUBVERSIVE ART
A screening of shorts, snippets, and features, with introductions and discussions
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8TH – 7:30PM & 10PM
Can film make revolution? What use is it if it can’t? Film critic Amos Vogel’s seminal work, Film As A Subversive Art, published in 1974, is both an argument for and a catalogue of cinema that refuses, rebels and repulses. Film “designed to eradicate the reactionary values of an establishment that had proven its bankruptcy.”
Vogel died in April 2012. In his honor, Spectacle Theater and The New Inquiry will be hosting a series of talks and screenings, taking selections of many of the near-impossible to see films from his book. December's screening will feature dadaist freak-outs, surrealist experiments and expressionist riots. Talks are to be given by TNI editor Willie Osterweil and Spectacle associate and ne’er-do-well Cosmo Bjorkenheim.
This month we will be following Vogel's category of...
AESTHETIC REBELS AND REBELLIOUS CLOWNS
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