Comment on this article |
Email this article |
Announcement :: International
i (the film)
by LPC Radical Films
21 Nov 2006
i (the film)
Wednesday, November 22
“i”'s non-linear structure mimics the network ideology it documents. The viewer encounters a series of interlocking events, parallel storylines, and related imagery that coalesce around a small group of individuals within Indymedia Argentina — who are themselves linked internally and externally to the forces that surround them. The film progresses through a series of "hyperlinked" excerpts from different media renderings of the upheaval, offering an exploration of the events themselves as well as the story-telling capabilities found in the embedded structure of information on the web.
This structure serves to illuminate the concepts of collective communication, horizontal organization and networked social action. The result is a fractal-like portrait, disclosing a repetition of form and phenomenon regardless of the scale at which it is examined. “i” uses the micro-scale of the individual collective to mirror and frame the macro-scale of the surrounding social movements, theoretical philosophies, organizations, and events.
In editing this film, Lyon and Ingoglia poured through hours of footage from several continents, looking for the resonant moments where these specific connections and intersections unfurled. This delicate process took four years and much meditation — as they sought to portray what at first glance might be a largely invisible phenomenon. What has emerged is not only a document of a particularly notable moment in history, but a profound testimony of the experience of unfolding network consciousness.
November 29 – The Net (Daz Netz)
The Unabomber – LSD – And The Internet.
The film explores the ideas and histories of groundbreaking artists Marshall McLuhan and Paik Nam-june, hippy idealists such as Timothy Leary and Ken Kesey, counterculturalists such as John Brockman and Stewart Brand, cyberneticists such as Robert W.Taylor and Heinz von Foerster, and terrorist Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber.
Dec 6 - Joe Hill" A Film by Bo Widerberg
Joe Hill, the "man who never died", was the most renowned writer of labor
songs the United States has produced. After emigrating from Sweden to the
U.S. in 1902, Hill bummed his way around working as a musician,
longshoreman, machinist, and lumberjack. In 1910 he joined the Industrial
Workers of the World (IWW), a revolutionary industrial union, and remained
an active and dedicated member until his frame-up and execution in 1915 for
a murder he almost certainly did not commit.
Joe Hill was the most prominent of a group of songwriters who transformed
the IWW into a singing union as it fought the capitalists and strove to
establish industrial democracy. Most of HIil's songs are set to the melodies
of religious hymns and popular songs of the early 20th century. Several,
including "The Preacher and the Slave", "Casey Jones the Union Scab", and
"Mr. Block" still have wide currency.
Bo Widerberg's "Joe Hill" film was produced in Sweden in 1971. It is an
above-ground color movie which tells the story of Hill's life and the
circumstances of his death. The movie was shown at the Cannes Film Festival
in 1971 aand subsequently played in first-run theaters around the world.
Since then, it has rarely been seen and the IWW and the Lucy Parson's Center
are fortunate to have located this copy.
Radical Film Night at the Lucy Parsons Center
Every Wednesday night at 7pm
Questions-Comments about the film series, contact: films(-at-)lucyparsons.org
Lucy Parsons Center
549 Columbus Avenue
Boston's South End
Email: lucyparsons (at) tao.ca
This work is in the public domain