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Date & Time
Saturday, February 5 at 4:00 pm
Admission
Free and open to the public. (Masking required.) More Info
Venue
Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705
Description

Free Film Screening:

 

The Society of the Spectacle
(Guy Debord, 1974, 90 min, France, French with English subtitles, B&W, Digital)

Six years after the publication of his Situationist classic The Society of the Spectacle, Guy Debord released this semi-experimental, essay-film adaptation. Using the classic Situationist technique of “détournement” (think pre-digital remixing), Debord overlays a dizzying array of still and film images with text from the book. The result is a kind of organized chaos that nonetheless manages to provide a potent commentary on a world dominated by image and power.

 

Sponsored by the Duke Center for French & Francophone Studies. Made possible by generous support from FACE Foundation.

 

Screen/Society screenings are free and open to the public. (COVID-19 Info)

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