Media Arts Program
 


Monday, September 25, 2006

MOVIES WITH ROOTS IN HELL: THE AFFECT OF DRUGS ON AMERICAN CINEMA

Presented at:
Hallwalls



Ex-pat writer and archivist Jack Stevenson presents a 16mm film compilation of almost 60 years of drug depictions in American cinema. Based in part on his book Addicted: The Myth & Menace of Drugs in Film.

Jack Stevenson has been a resident of Denmark since 1993. His specialties include vintage American exploitation and Danish cinema. Stevenson was staff at the European Film College as a film studies teacher from 1995-98, and in addition to Addicted, has published the following books: Lars Von Trier (2002), Dogme Uncut (2003), Land of A Thousand Balconies: Discoveries & Confessions of a B-movie Archaeologist (2003), and Fleshpot: Cinema's Sexual Myth Makers & Taboo Breakers (2000).


Some publications related to this event:
September, 2006 - 2006

 
 
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Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.