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Return to the Scene of the Crime and Seeking the Monkey King


With Ken Jacobs in person

Return to the Scene of the Crime

Dir. Ken Jacobs. 2008, 93 mins. To make his seminal 1969 film Tom, Tom, the Piper’s Son, Ken Jacobs used an analytic 16mm projector to rephotograph and transform a 1905 Biograph film. Four decades later, Jacobs returns with a computer, which “allows for an unbounded freedom of study and playfulness.”

Seeking the Monkey King

Dir. Ken Jacobs. 2011, 40 mins. An immersive and dazzling work whose vivid gold-blue abstractions are seemingly made from photographed tinfoil, Jacobs’s masterful new work is also a scorching political diatribe about America today.

Tickets for Friday evening screenings: $12 ($9 for senior citizens and students) and includes admission to the Museum’s galleries, which are open until 8:00 p.m.