Flaherty NYC: Tues, Nov 12 - STATES OF EXCEPTION, EXCEPTIONAL STATES: THE IRON GRIP OF NATIONALISM

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  Flaherty NYC Fall Season
Tuesday, November 12, 7pm, Anthology Film Archives   
STATES OF EXCEPTION, EXCEPTIONAL STATES:  
THE IRON GRIP OF NATIONALISM 
Tuesday, November 12, 7pm @ Anthology Film Archives
  
Filmmaker and author Ariella Azoulay and writer, activist and scholar Joel Kovel will be present for a post-screening discussion moderated by political artist, writer and activist Benj Gerdes. Join us in the lobby after the show for a wine reception where we invite the conversation to continue in a more relaxed environment. 
 
Israel, Palestine, Syria: the unending crisis in the Middle East, unstable states caught up in a state of exception.... These films militate against the militarized state and its ideology.
 
Films:
 
A PLATE OF SARDINES
Omar Amiralay (Syria, 1997, 17 min)

THE FOOD CHAIN
Ariella Azoulay (Israel/USA, 2002, 17 min)
 
HEZREALLAH  
Yann Beauvais (France, 2006, 1 min)
 
A FLOOD IN BAATH COUNTRY
Omar Amiralay (Syria, 2003, 46 min)
 
 
For full program descriptions with synopses and bios, please visit:  States of Exception, Exceptional States.
 
The series runs every other Tuesday starting, Oct 1 - Dec 10, 7pm, Anthology Film Archives. For full series details: Global Revolt 
 
Tickets can be purchased at the box office 30 minutes prior to the show at Anthology Film Archives. (32 Second Avenue at 2nd Street.) 

Flaherty NYC Programmers Sherry Millner & Ernie Larsen 
 
Sherry Millner and Ernie Larsen are anarchist 
artists who produce STATE OF EMERGENCY, an interventionist video project, in collaboration with more than 15 artists. They began working together in the mid-seventies with a performance about the Weather Underground and then made the two-screen situationist Super-8 Disaster (1976), recently restored on DVD. They produced two 16 mm anti-documentaries on the politics of crime, and then a series of satiric semi-autobiographical videos focusing on the authoritarian structures indispensable to capital. Millner's multimedia installations have explored domestic space as a battleground, first with the theory and practice of camouflage as the controlling aesthetic and then re-creating the designs and plans in U.S. army manuals on how to boobytrap the home. Larsen is also a novelist (Not a Through Street) and a media critic. Their conceptual video, 41 Shots, based on the police murder of immigrant street peddler, Amadou Diallo, examines the implicitly racist 'broken windows' theory of criminology. Their new video essay Rock the Cradleexplores the fierce challenge posed by the Greek uprising of December '08-January '09 to the rule of global capital and the state, while relocating resonant aspects of the anarchist pasts of Barcelona and the Paris Commune within present-day struggles. Millner is also a professor at College of Staten Island, CUNY.
 
The programmers would like to dedicate this series to Allan Sekula. 
 
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.  

We gratefully acknowledge our funders:

Johnson Family Foundation
Leo Dratfield Endowment
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs William H. Donner Family Foundation
Email: i...@flahertyseminar.org
 
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