Film Screening: Hollywood Burn
I met a couple of interesting filmmakers last night at the Harun Farocki film screening, who go by the collaborative name of Soda_Jerk. They’re having a screening of their own at Flux Factory in LIC next Tuesday, October 30th, at 7:30pm. They’ll be screening, Hollywood Burn, “an anti-copyright epic constructed from hundreds of samples plundered from the Hollywood archive.”
If you’re into a critique of copyright and pro-free culture, this film will probably be right up your alley. Yours truly will be there and hopefully engage Soda_Jerk in a bit of “pro-copyright” argumentation. Here’s the blurb.
Mimicking the hyperbolic rhetoric of today’s copyright cops, Hollywood Burn pits a righteous league of video pirates against the evil tyrant Moses and his Copyright Commandments. Determined to alter the present by changing the past, the pirates travel back to 1955 to construct the ultimate weapon: an Elvis Presley video clone. Part sci-fi + rom com + biblical epic + action movie, this remix manifesto adopts the tactical responses of the parasite, feeding off the body of Hollywood and inhabiting its cinematic structures and codes. The unwitting all-star cast includes Elvis Presley, Charlton Heston, Batman, Bette Davis, Jaws, Jesus, the Hulk, the Hoff & the Ghostbusters.