Film: Rebirth of A Nation
7 p.m. Friday, October 18Auditorium
DJ Spooky (aka Paul D. Miller) connects hip hop and film inRebirth of a Nation, a film project based on a remix of D.W. Griffith's infamous 1915 film Birth of a Nation. The original film was based on a novel and theater play by Thomas Dixon entitledThe Clansman. In Rebirth of a Nation, DJ Spooky applies DJ technique to cinema in a way that parallels, deconstructs and remixes the original. The internationally touring film was commissioned in 2004 by the Lincoln Center Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, Weiner Festwochen and the Festival dAutomne a Paris. The project was DJ Spooky’s first large-scale multimedia performance piece. Presented in conjunction with the museum program “Extracurrirular.” 100 min. Watch trailer.