Double Take

Film/Video

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Double Take

Johan Grimonprez, 2009

New Documentary

Nonfiction filmmaking holds a strong appeal for many committed directors and producers. This ongoing series lets you sample wide-ranging approaches to the contemporary documentary.

Thu, Sep 9, 2010 7 PM
Fri, Sep 10, 2010 7 PM

A hybrid of documentary and essay, Double Take examines Cold War paranoia through the prism of Alfred Hitchcock's films and TV shows of the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Employing vintage news footage, radio broadcasts, and the voice of a Hitchcock impersonator, the film reveals a fascinating connection between Hitchcock's showmanship and America’s collective anxiety about the nuclear arms races. (80 mins., video)

Double Take Trailer

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

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