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I Just Wanted to Be Somebody The Smell of Burning Ants Human Remains King of the Jews

Film/Video

King of the Jews
I Just Wanted to Be Somebody
The Smell of Burning Ants
Human Remains
King of the Jews
Introduced by Director Jay Rosenblatt
Fri, Apr 29, 2011 7 PM
We're pleased to announce that Jay Rosenblatt will be on hand to introduce this screening of his distinctive shorts in addition to his originally scheduled visit on April 30. Director Atom Egoyan calls him "an exquisite artist who makes beautifully crafted miniatures."

I Just Wanted to Be Somebody considers Anita Bryant's impact on the gay rights movement. (2006, 10 mins., video) The Smell of Burning Ants is a documentary on the pains of growing up male and the cruelties boys perpetuate and endure. (1994, 21 mins., 16mm) Human Remains depicts the banality of evil by documenting the most mundane details about Hitler, Mao, Stalin, Mussolini, and Franco. (1998, 30 mins., 16mm) King of the Jews is the director’s examination of anti-Semitism and his own fear of Christ, which uses Hollywood, educational, and religious films as points of departure. (2000, 18 mins., 16mm)




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