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’.
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’.
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’.
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’.
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”’.
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’.