Film Screening and Discussion: Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky’s Rebirth of a Nation

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Film Screening and Discussion: Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky’s Rebirth of a Nation

February 20th, 2018
Wilson Auditorium
400 Cedar Ave., West Long Branch, NJ 07764
732-571-3483
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Event Description

To create his film Rebirth of a Nation, Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, remixed D.W. Griffith's 1915 epic film The Birth of a Nation. His re-telling of this overtly racist story depicted in the Reconstruction-era Southern United States hurtles Griffith's images into the twenty-first century, a sociopolitical landscape that has evolved beyond all expectations. The original film was based on a novel and theater play by Thomas Dixon entitled The Clansman. By applying dj technique to cinema, DJ Spooky's new film parallels, deconstructs, and remixes the original. DJ Spooky has presented the remix as an engagement with film, music, and contemporary art.

Free event.