VOYEURISM, SURVEILLANCE, AND IDENTITY IN THE CINEMA
July 15 – September 4
Inaugurating an ongoing collaboration with the International Center of Photography, who opened their doors at their new Bowery headquarters on June 23, this film series takes as its inspiration the ICP’s exhibition, PUBLIC, PRIVATE, SECRET. The ICP’s debut show explores the concept of privacy in today’s society and studies how contemporary self-identity is tied to public visibility. The film series expands on this idea by gathering a selection of films that engage the themes of voyeurism and surveillance, and that demonstrate the various ways that media is used to fashion a sense of identity. Combining classics like REAR WINDOW, PEEPING TOM, BLOW-UP, and THE CONVERSATION with experimental films, documentaries, and video art, the series demonstrates how central these ideas have been throughout the history of the cinema.
This program will take place in three parts throughout July-September, with further installments (showcasing more contemporary work) coming up on our October-December calendar. Programmed by Jed Rapfogel and Ava Tews.
The ICP exhibition, PUBLIC, PRIVATE, SECRET, curated by Charlotte Cotton, will be on view from June 23, 2016-January 8, 2017. For more info, visit: publicprivatesecret.org, or www.icp.org.
Very special thanks to Pauline Vermare & Marina Chao (ICP), as well as to Michel Auder; Eric Di Bernardo (Rialto Pictures); Chris Chouinard (Park Circus); Kitty Cleary (MoMA); Rebecca Cleman (EAI); Dennis Doros & Amy Heller (Milestone Films); Carl Elsaesser (Video Data Bank); Paul Ginsburg (Universal); Jonathan Hertzberg (Kino Lorber); Athena Holbrook (MoMA); Mark Johnson (Harvard Film Archive); William Klein; Sheryl Mousley & Ruth Hodgins (Walker Art Center); Kristie Nakamura & Nicki Woods (WB); MM Serra (Film-Makers’ Cooperative); and Deborah Stratman.