Films by Cameron Jamie: LA Premiere of Massage the History
Cameron Jamie makes enigmatic and captivating documentary films exploring American and European vernacular cultures and their rituals. For this special event, we will be screening Jamie’s trilogy of films BB (1998–2000), Spook House (2002–2003) and Kranky Klaus (2002–2003), along with his latest film (making its American debut and Los Angeles premiere), Massage the History (2007–2009). These films all explore the idea of the home: from haunted houses, to suburban backyards, to domestic holiday rituals, to living room dancing. Together the four films create a hallucinatory and poetic vision of what goes on behind closed doors and also what is right in front of our eyes that we don’t seem to acknowledge.
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, the Hammer Programs Committee, and Susan and Leonard Nimoy.