For more than forty years, director, cinematographer, actor and master of the avante garde Ken Jacobs, has engaged in an aesthetic, social, and physiological critique of projected images. For Jacobs, cinema has become “a concentration on the computer screen, where what a friend called ‘the age of cheap miracles’ is taking image and sound to places noone could dream of when we were coming up in the nineteen-sixties. We’re entering the undreamable, unless the misery we’ve caused in Iraq spreads here. Walking to Chinatown for a break, I see the streets are full of metal posts to interfere with suicide bombers. Wall Street has moved to New Jersey. I’m shaping a bright new cinema to hand over to posterity but wondering will it arrive?”
Co-sponsored by Screen Arts & Cultures and the Ann Arbor Film Festival.
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