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Julian Hoeber’s Demon Hill installation is an homage to the anxiety-producing, perception-warping “gravitational mystery spots” of the 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! (1967, France. 124 min. Dir. Jacques Tati).

Playtime print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.

In conjunction with the exhibition Hammer Projects: Julian Hoeber.

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.