The Film and Video Center presents ...
Thursday, January 28th / 7:30 PM / McCormick Screening Room, Humanities
Followed by a Q&A and light reception with filmmaker Johan Grimonprez
"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 (2009), Alfred Hitchcock's television
show and movie cameos frame the trajectory of the mass media's influence
on collective fear. Grimonprez skillfully 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 Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Whitney
Museum of American Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art;
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; and Tate Modern, London.
Organized by Cole Akers, Ph.D. Program in Visual Studies
Film and Video Center at UCI
Admission: $6 general audience; $5 seniors; $4 UCI faculty and staff;
$3 UCI students