FILM AS A SUBVERSIVE ART: THE END OF SEXUAL TABOOS
(Amos Vogel, 1974)
FRIDAY, JULY 6TH – MIDNIGHT
Can film make revolution? What use is it if it can’t? Film critic Amos Vogel’s seminal work, Film As A Subversive Art, published in 1974, is both an argument for and a catalogue of cinema that refuses, rebels and repulses. Film “designed to eradicate the reactionary values of an establishment that had proven its bankruptcy.”
Vogel died in April 2012. In his honor, Spectacle Theater and The New Inquiry will be hosting a series of talks and screenings, taking selections of many of the near-impossible to see films from his book. July’s screening will feature early animated erotica, some abominable Viennese Actionism, a fairy from the Society For Cutting Up Men, and other arousing anachronisms.