When: Mar 21, 2016 from 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Where: HUB Auditorium
Film and Public Talk: Rebirth of a Nation
In this multimedia lecture/presentation, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, discusses racial imagery, social circuitry, and cultural (mis)representation using examples from his film “Rebirth of a Nation”, a remix of D.W. Griffith’s 1915 epic “The Birth of a Nation.” Miller’s re-telling of this overtly racist story depicted in the Reconstruction-era Southern US hurtles Griffith’s images into the twenty-first century, a sociopolitical landscape that has evolved beyond all expectations. Miller will also discuss the tools being used to re-imagine contemporary cinema and the long history of black American remix culture.