Kathryn Bigelow’s The Loveless and John Lurie’s Men in Orbit
Sunday, March 29, 2015, 6:00 p.m.
In downtown New York film, narrative and meaning are often presented with irony. In Men in Orbit (1979, 45 mins.), John Lurie casts himself and Eric Mitchell in a parody of a NASA space flight. These bodies in space recall TV news coverage and Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, transported to a recession era when the dream of space travel has been negated. Kathryn Bigelow’s The Loveless (co-directed with Monty Montgomery, 1981, 82 mins. With Willem Dafoe.) presents the audience with the costumes, gestures, and poses of a 1950s era Wild One, stripped of its original meaning. Also featured will be music videos by Robert Longo, for "The One I Love" by R.E.M. and "Peace Sells" by Megadeth, which represent another way visual artists engaged with mainstream culture.
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