In his new book Film After Film: Or, What Became of 21st Century Cinema? (2012, Verso), critic J. Hoberman suggests that the advent of digital technology has led to the displacement of the medium of film-and the very relationship between movies and reality. In conjunction with the publication of this new collection, Museum of the Moving Image will present Film After Film, an exhibition and screening series inspired by the book. The exhibit launches on August 25, 2012, with Pat O'Neill's Decay of Fiction, Chris Marker's Immemory, and Joe Swanberg's LOLin the Museum's Bartos Screening Room and gallery area, and expands on September 15 with the film series and the installation of Phil Solomon's monumental new work American Falls (2010) in the third-floor gallery.
"J. Hoberman's important new book is a major attempt to survey and make sense of a rapidly changing artistic landscape," said the Museum's Chief Curator, David Schwartz. "Hoberman explains not just how technology is changing, but the impact on the art form and on how we see the world."
The screening series, curated by Hoberman, features an eclectic range of works, opening on Saturday, September 15 with Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park and Jean-Luc Godard's In Praise of Love followed by a book signing with Hoberman, and Ernie Gehr's Cotton Candy (with Gehr in person) and Michael Snow's *Corpus Callosum. The series also features Robert Frank's C'est vrai (One Hour), Abbas Kiarostami's Ten, David Lynch's Inland Empire, Carlos Reygadas's Battle in Heaven, Richard Kelly's Southland Tales, Mamoru Oshii's Avalon, Harmony Korine's Trash Humpers, Matt Reeves and J.J. Abrams's Cloverfield, Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, Lars Von Trier's The Idiots, Tsai Ming-liang's Goodbye, Dragon Inn, Jia Zhangke's Useless, and Henry Selick's Coraline. A full schedule is included below.
Tickets for screenings and access to installations are free with Museum admission ($12 adults, $9 senior citizens and college students, $6 children 3–17) and free for Museum members. For information about becoming a member, visithttp://movingimage.us/support/membership/.