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Videocracy

Film/Video

Videocracy
(Erik Gandini, 2009)
Image courtesy of Lorber Films

Videocracy
Erik Gandini, 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.

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Fri, May 14, 2010 7 PM
Sat, May 15, 2010 7 PM

“There are moments in Videocracy when it feels as if you were watching a transmission from another planet.”—New York Times

Employing archival material and contemporary interviews, Videocracy is a scathing portrait of the televisual world created by Italy’s scandal plagued Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Reelected for a third term in 2008, the former media mogul is synonymous with corruption and outrageous declarations (President Obama is “suntanned,” Mussolini sent people away on “holiday”), not to mention the proliferation of scantily clad women on the media outlets he controls. Director Gandini compellingly equates celebrity with power in measuring Berlusconi’s impact on Italian culture. (85 mins., video)

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Man with a Movie Camera

Be here Monday, September 14 as Alloy Orchestra takes the stage in our Film/Video Theater to accompany a restoration of Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera.

Clark

Join us Thursday, September 10 for a Next@Wex double bill featuring Tyondai Braxton and Clark, two innovators in the experimental electronica scene.