Julian Hoeber’s Demon Hill installation is an homage to the anxiety-producing, perception-warping “gravitational mystery spots” of t he American roadside tradition. Join us for two nights of films that explore ideas of illusion, perception, and disorientation. We will screen Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece Vertigo, which follows an acrophobic detective around late 1950s San Francisco, and Jacques Tati’s brilliant film Playtime, in which a group of tourists negotiate a futuristic 1967 Paris of right angles and sharp lines. Both films will be presented in glorious 70mm! (1958, USA. 128 min. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock)
Playtime print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.
In conjunction with the exhibition Hammer Projects: Julian Hoeber
ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Tickets are required, and are available at the Billy Wilder Theater Box Office one hour prior to start time. Limit one ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.
Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6:00pm.
Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss. Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee.