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New Films by Ken Jacobs


With Ken Jacobs in person

Orchard Street (1955/2015, 27 mins., silent. U.S. premiere), I’m Telling You (2015, 12 mins., 3-D. World premiere), Hydroelectric Dam (2015, 25 mins., 3-D. World premiere), The Lackadaisical Speed of Light (2015, 19mins., 3-D). Sixty years after making it, New York avant-garde pioneer Ken Jacobs restores his first film, Orchard Street, to its original 27-minute length; it is an indelible study of what was then an all-Jewish street. I’m Telling You features two old men talking on the Lower East Side; one loudmouth, the other bizarrely amiable. Hydroelectric Dam is a powerful 3-D study of lunging waves. The Lackadaisical Speed of Light: Hidden in a movie shot is an infinity of monsters. Pause and they show themselves (at their worst in 3-D).

Instead of the previously announced film Wet Streets, the film The Lackadaisical Speed of Light will be shown.

Tickets: $12 ($9 for senior citizens and students / free for members at the Film Lover level and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with any questions regarding online reservations.)

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