J. Hoberman launches ‘Film After Film’

On Saturday, September 15, acclaimed film critic J. Hoberman will celebrate the launch of his new book, Film After Film: Or, What Became of 21st Century Cinema? (Verso, 2012) and the launch of the Film After Film screening series and exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image.

In his first book since his controversial departure from the Village Voice, Hoberman explores the notion of a distinctly twenty-first century cinema, chronicling how the advent of digital technology and the trauma of 9/11 have irrevocably altered motion pictures. Assembling film critiques that span a decade of dramatic political and cultural transformation and range in subject matter from Lars von Trier to The Social Network to Henry Selick’s Coraline, Film After Film captures a pivotal moment in the history of cinema. At 4:00 p.m. on the day of the reception, Hoberman will introduce a screening of Jean-Luc Godard’s In Praise of Love, a film he describes as “Godard’s elegy for his own films—suffused with historical memory—and for cinema in general.” For more information about the Godard film and the full series, please see the Museum’s website.

The launch of Film After Film is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required. Those who wish to attend the screening of In Praise of Love must pay museum admission.

Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35th Ave.,
at 37th St.,
Astoria, NY