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Cabaret Cinema: Face of the Future

Friday, June 29, 2018
9:30 PM–11:15 PM

1963, Georges Franju, France, 97 min., French with English subtitles

Introduced by artist Sung Hwan Kim

This effortlessly cool crime caper, directed by Georges Franju, is a marvel of dexterous plotting and visual invention. Conceived as an homage to Louis Feuillade’s 1916 cult silent serial of the same name, Judex kicks off with the mysterious kidnapping of a corrupt banker by a shadowy crime fighter (American magician Channing Pollock) and spins out into a thrillingly complex web of deceptions. Combining stylish ’60s modernism with silent-cinema touches and even a few unexpected sci-fi accents, Judex is a delightful bit of pulp fiction and a testament to the art of illusion.


About Cabaret Cinema:Face of the Future

Curated by Rubin Museum fellow and artist Chitra Ganesh, Cabaret Cinema takes its cue from the exhibition Face of the Future, in which emerging artists reimagine how the visual languages of science fiction and fantasy take shape and proliferate around the world through cinema. Each film will be introduced by an artist whose work expands and redefines the aesthetics of science fiction, explored in posters that can be viewed in the Art Lounge gallery just outside the theater.


Chitra Ganesh: Face of the Future is made possible by Rasika and Girish Reddy, Manoj and Rita Singh, Akhoury Foundation, and contributors to the 2018 Exhibitions Fund.


About the Introducer

An experimenter with language and an erudite author of stories with a political charge and a touch of fantasy, Sung Hwan Kim arrived at visual art after training in architecture and mathematics. His works combine elements of biography and science fiction, folk tales, and collective memories, creating metaphors for historical and social issues. Born in South Korea in 1975, Sung Hwan Kim has most recently exhibited his work at Daad Galerie, Berlin (2018), the 57th Venice Biennale Arte (2017), National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea (2017), and Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, Berwick, UK (2017). He was a fellow at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten (2004/2005) and a recipient of Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD (2015).

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