Thursday, October 11, 2007

Crazy Rays: Science Fiction & the Avant-Garde

Max Almy / Roddy Bogawa

Roxie Theater

Combining an early-80s New Wave androgynous flair and a plugged-in proto-cyberpunk sensibility, Almy’s delirious data-trip, Leaving the 20th Century, remains one of the most formidable experimental videos of its decade. For his 16mm feature, Junk, Roddy Bogawa turns to a later set of musical influences: the post-apocalyptic tendencies of post-punk noise. (Ed Halter)

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