Cinema is a Virus from Out of Space

Cinema is a Virus from Out of Space

“A complete disorientation of the senses.” – Dangerous Minds

Presented as part of the Jack H. Skirball Series.

Following a sold-out screening at MoMA this fall, REDCAT revisits “Cine Virus,” a program organized in 1978 by filmmakers Kathryn Bigelow and Michael Oblowitz to coincide with the publication of the Schizo-Culture issue of the radical journal Semiotext(e), co-founded by Sylvère Lotringer. This screening includes Antony Balch’s dizzying William S. Burroughs collage Cut Ups (1967); Bruce Conner’s music video for Devo’s Mongoloid (1977); the MoMA restoration of Bigelow’s Set-Up (1978), which “deconstructs” seductively shot images of two men in a brutal fight; Tina L’Hotsky’s Snake Woman (1977), starring Patti Astor; films by Eric Mitchell and Michael Oblowitz; as well as a live reading by Zackary Drucker of Kathy Acker’s Blood and Guts in High School.

In person: Patti Astor, Kathryn Bigelow, Gerald Casale, Zackary Drucker, Rosemary Hochschild, Carole Ann Klonarides, Sylvère Lotringer and Michael Oblowitz.

Program curated by Carole Ann Klonarides, Sylvère Lotringer and Michael Oblowitz.

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Date/TimeGSTCA
MON 2/2
8:30 pm
$11$8$6

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff