Film Forum is pleased to present the world theatrical premiere of DREAMS REWIRED, beginning Wednesday, December 16, for a 9-day engagement. Tilda Swinton takes us on a dense, poetic journey through the history of connectivity – from radio, the phonograph, movies, television, and the telephone to today’s digital age. Drawing upon nearly 200 films made between the 1880s and 1930s, the film is an amazing collage of the scientific, dramatic, educational, erotic, experimental, and political. Rare archival materials share screen time with clips from Eisenstein’s BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN, Dreyer’s VAMPYR and movies by Thomas Edison, Dziga Vertov, Hans Richter, Walter Rutmann, René Clair, Louis Feuillade, Rudy Burckhardt, and the great silent comic masters. Melding fantasy and fact, this treasure trove of brilliantly selected bits and pieces cumulatively tells the story of technology’s inexorable march into the 21st century.
Manu Luksch, Martin Reinhart, and Thomas Tode, the triumvirate credited for the film’s direction, combine backgrounds in art installation, experimental filmmaking, cinematic invention (both “hardware and processing solutions”), and curatorial activities. Their areas of expertise extend from the Bauhaus and the effects of network technologies, to the Soviet avant-garde, and films on architecture and archeology.
DREAMS REWIRED plays Wednesday, December 16 – Thursday, December 24, at Film Forum, 209 West Houston Street (West of 6th Avenue), with screenings daily at: 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7:15, and 9:20.
For more information, please visit: http://filmforum.org/film/dreams-rewired-film