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Thursday, January 28
McCormick Screening Room, Humanities Gateway 1070


(dir. Johan Grimonprez, 2009, 80 minutes)

Screening: 7:30 PM
Followed by Q&A and light reception with the filmmaker
Organized and Introduced by
Cole Akers, Ph.D. Program in Visual Studies

$6 general audience; $5 seniors; $4 UCI faculty and staff;
$3 UCI students

"One of the best films of 2009." --Artforum
"The most intellectually agile of this year's crop of essay films." --The New York Times

In Johan Grimonprez's DOUBLE TAKE, Alfred Hitchcock's television show and movie cameos frame the trajectory of the mass media's influence on collective fear. Grimonprez skilfully weaves together Hollywood films, TV ads, and cold-war news coverage to narrate a tale in which television hijacks cinema, the Khrushchev and Nixon kitchen debate rattles on, and sexual politics quietly take off.

Artist and filmmaker Johan Grimonprez lives in Brussels and New York, where he is a visiting professor at the School of Visual Arts. He is best know for his award-winning documentary DIAL H-I-S-T-O-R-Y (1997), an exploration of media representations of airplane hijackings. Grimonprez has exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; and Tate Modern, London.


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