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Events

Feb 8 at 7 pm, International House [Philadelphia]: “WR: Mysteries of the Organism”
“Comrade-lovers: for your health’s sake, fuck freely!” Serbian raconteur Dušan Makavejev’s WR: Mysteries of the Organism was so sexually and politically controversial it was banned in the director’s home country and resulted in his exile for the next seventeen years. The film, a fiction-documentary hybrid, uses the life and theories of psychiatrist/sexologist Wilhelm Reich as […] Read more – ‘Feb 8 at 7 pm, International House [Philadelphia]: “WR: Mysteries of the Organism”’.
January 21 at 9 PM, Walter Reade Theater: New York Jewish Film Festival
ARTIST FOCUS: YAEL BARTANA …And Europe Will Be Stunned. Yael Bartana. Poland, 2007-11; 60m Nightmares / Mary Koszmary , Wall and Tower / Mur I wieza, Assassination / Zamach As modern Zionism was born with Theodor Herzl’s novel Altneuland, so artist Yael Bartana willed into existence a reverse Zionism, the not-quite-fictitious or entirely ironic Jewish Renaissance […] Read more – ‘January 21 at 9 PM, Walter Reade Theater: New York Jewish Film Festival’.
January 17 at Anthology Film Archives: Ralston Farina Performance Tapes
FURTHER RITUALS OF RENTED ISLAND, PROG. 3: RALSTON FARINA PRESENTED BY J. HOBERMAN! Tonight we premiere a number of recently unearthed and newly digitized videos that capture this mysterious performance artist in action. Over the decades, Farina has fallen into near-complete obscurity, in large part because he did not want his work documented. Writing about […] Read more – ‘January 17 at Anthology Film Archives: Ralston Farina Performance Tapes’.
Jan 22, SVA Theatre: Rounding the Digital Turn – CGI, Cyborg Cinema, and the New Realness
Lecture: Cinema was the universal culture of the 20th century. But that was then, before Jurassic Park and The Matrix, not to mention videogames, digitally projected gallery installations, and YouTube. Is the cinema, as we knew it (or thought we did) over, or has it only suffered a narcissistic wound? SVA Theatre 333 W 23rd […] Read more – ‘Jan 22, SVA Theatre: Rounding the Digital Turn – CGI, Cyborg Cinema, and the New Realness’.
June 6, Italian Cultural Institute: Archeology and Mythology – Spaghetti Westerns
A panel discussion on the great Italian Western movies of the 60s and 70s Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan, co-curator Jim Hoberman, film critic Dave Kehr, film critic Bill Lustig, director and producer Tony Musante, actor 6pm, Wednesday, June 6, Italian Cultural Institute of New York 686 Park Avenue Read more – ‘June 6, Italian Cultural Institute: Archeology and Mythology – Spaghetti Westerns’.
June 5, PowerHouse: Reading
Alice Gregory will be reading for n+1, legendary film critic J. Hoberman for Verso, and poets Leigh Stein and Nicole Sealey for Melville House and Cave Canem, respectively. Dumbo Lit 7–10 PM, PowerHouse Arena 37 Main Street, Brooklyn More information here Read more – ‘June 5, PowerHouse: Reading’.
April 8, Whitney Museum: In Conversation with Thom Andersen
2012 Biennial Film & Video Conversation, Sunday, April 8, 2012 4 PM Thom Andersen’s films investigate the past and present of Los Angeles through architecture, music, and images from Hollywood movies. Today, Andersen discusses his work with legendary film critic J. Hoberman, whose recent book An Army of Phantoms likewise looks at American history through […] Read more – ‘April 8, Whitney Museum: In Conversation with Thom Andersen’.
Feb 18, Walter Reade: LAND PASSION WAR OF THE DEAD CHRIST WORLDS
Special Event! J. Hoberman in person! Quid est veritas? Explore the movi-verse, relive the horror of the Bush years—Katrina, Iraq, 9/11, all allegorized and superimposed! Ken Jacobs’s A Good Night for the Movies changed the world and showed the way. Now, hysteria reigns, synchronicity rules, and consciousness gets crazy mixed-up! Get info… Interview (with Ken […] Read more – ‘Feb 18, Walter Reade: LAND PASSION WAR OF THE DEAD CHRIST WORLDS’.
Dec 13: Jews and Film
From Samuel Goldwyn to Steven Spielberg, Jewish producers, directors, writers and actors helped shape cinema’s  evolution as both an industry and an art form. A.O. Scott, film critic  for The New York Times, and Daphne Merkin, journalist and former film critic for The New Yorker, join J. Hoberman, senior film critic for the Village Voice, […] Read more – ‘Dec 13: Jews and Film’.
Nov 3-13, Walter Reade: Hollywood’s “Jew Wave”
For a not-so-brief moment in the late 1960s and early ’70s, a new wave of Jewish leading men and women (including Dustin Hoffman, Elliott Gould, George Segal and Barbra Streisand) took Hollywood by storm, emerging among the most popular stars of the era and appearing in many films that, per the critic J. Hoberman, “featured […] Read more – ‘Nov 3-13, Walter Reade: Hollywood’s “Jew Wave”’.
October 20: Wexner Center, Columbus
Longtime Village Voice film critic and prolific cultural historian J. Hoberman returns to the Wexner Center for a brief series inspired by his recent book An Army of Phantoms: American Movies and the Making of the Cold War. The book examines the synergy between American politics and popular culture during the first decade of the […] Read more – ‘October 20: Wexner Center, Columbus’.