Empire II

INSTALLATION
Empire II

March 28–29, 2015
Video Screening Amphitheater

Dir. Amos Poe. 2007, 182 mins. Digital projection. Amos Poe, who had previously reinvented Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless as the ultra-low budget feature Unmade Beds, here reinvents Andy Warhol’s Empire. Rather than running the camera continuously over the course of one evening, Poe uses time-lapse photography, filming the Empire State Building from the window of his West Village apartment over the course of a year. With its bright colors and pixilated energy, the film becomes a dynamic city symphony, with its rapid-fire imagery accompanied by the poems and songs of Patti Smith, Lucinda Williams, Debbie Harry, Peggy Lee, B.B. King, and more. The film will screen continuously in the Video Screening Amphitheater.