Saturday, July 31, 3:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Chloé Galibert-Laîné. France/Germany. 2020, 40 mins. As part of her doctoral research into so-called “Netnographic Cinema,” Galibert-Laîné spins a hopscotching relational inquiry into contemporary forms of hermeneutics and rhetorics of authority from Reddit threads to cable news to Hollywood reenactments. As in the epistolary Bottled Songs 1–4, also screening in First Look, another cinematic text—Chris Kennedy’s Watching the Detectives (First Look 2019)—provides the initial impetus for Galibert-Laîné, who proceeds from a literal frame-by-frame deconstruction of Kennedy’s film to a coyly literal imitation of the very crude, inferential processes she is critiquing, as if to suggest a fundamental ethical sympathy between artist and conspiracy theorist. New York premiere