Nitehawk Cinema | 136 Metropolitan Avenue
ART SEEN begins the new year with a 35mm screening of BLOW UP, Michelangelo Antonioni’s classic film about a London photographer who finds himself part of a murder mystery.
When the talented but bored and cocky fashion photographer Thomas takes pictures of a couple in a desolate park, he unwittingly embarks on a strange journey of captured infidelity and possible murder. Blow Up is set in the swinging mid-1960s London and it evokes all the mod style and sensibility style of the time period. Importantly through Antonioni’s own camera, the film examines the power and potential of the photographic medium during a period when its boundaries to depict reality were truly being tested. Although this is Antonioni’s first English language film, as with most of the director’s work, Blow Up shares in the lone figure faced with a problem of his/her own making, their journey marked amongst a vast landscape.
ART SEEN is in partnership with frieze.
Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM