Our friends at Lowell’s 119 Gallery have the right idea: have a film party to celebrate the closing of the polls. No doubt it will be another turbulent Election Day — shake that anxiety and give yourself a political wake-up call, Dj Spooky style.
Dinner & a Movie at the 119: Rebirth of a Nation
Tuesday, November 3 / 6:30 – 9:30 PM
119 Gallery, 119 Chelmsford Street, Lowell
Admission: $15, includes film and dinner
Purchase tickets at the door or at www.119gallery.org
Dj Spooky’s Rebirth of a Nation is a film project based on a remix of D.W. Griffith’s infamous 1915 silent film Birth of a Nation. The original film was based on a novel and theater play by Thomas Dixon entitled The Clansman. What Dj Spooky is doing is applying dj technique to cinema in a way that parallels, deconstructs and remixes the original, so it is literally, Re-Birth of a Nation. Dj Spooky’s dramatic mood-piece has been touring for several years and has drawn acclaim around the world. From the Herod Atticus Theater at the base of the Acropolis in Greece, to the London IMAX – Europe’s largest movie screen – Dj Spooky has presented the remix as an engagement with film, music, and contemporary art. He likes to think of it as “film as found object” in the same sense that artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Jeff Koons, Andy Warhol, and David Hammons, amongst many others, have fostered creative investigations into the idea of found objects, cinema, and “appropriation art.”
Come enjoy this ground-breaking film right here in Lowell.