Wounded Galaxies 1968


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No 10 movies can begin to encompass the sense of 1968 while it was going on-—“What’s happening?” was the question of the day. But each in its own way, these movies are an attempt to explain. Blended together they provide a taste of the era’s strange brew—a heady sci-fi concoction of television violence, Third World warfare, political assassination, blithe generational megalomania, druggy disengagement, imaginary liberated zones, and the fervent hope for a collapse of social norms. Or put another way, each of these movies secretly believes that life is a movie, seeking to represent chaos through the surprisingly widespread reinvention of film form. Films curated by J. Hoberman.

Wounded Galaxies 1968: Beneath the Paving Stones, the Beach is a festival and symposium welcoming scholars, writers, artists, archivists, filmmakers, performers, and others interested in exploring the intellectual and aesthetic legacy of 1968 during its 50th anniversary year.

All related events are produced by The Media School, The Burroughs Century, Ltd., and IU Cinema, along with multiple generous sponsors. For a complete list of events and sponsors, visit http://mediaschool.indiana.edu/woundedgalaxies.

Additional Wounded Galaxies 1968 Films:

The Society of the Spectacle*
(1974) Directed by Guy Debord
February 6 – Tuesday – 7:00 p.m.
*Screening takes place in the IU Moving Image Archive Screening Room in the Herman B Wells Library.
Free, but reservations required: http://iub.libcal.com/calendar/screening-room.