How to Shoot a Crime

Tuesday Feb 17, 2015 7:30 PM This is a past program

Drawn from police archives and conversations with Brian Weil, who was filming the aftermath of over sixty murders in Miami, How to Shoot a Crime (1987) is a film about framing death. This thirty-minute experimental narrative inspires debates on surveillance, photographic journalism, media manipulation, and the role of the witness in artistic practice. Cultural theorist Sylvère Lotringer and author Chris Kraus discuss their collaborative film. 

Brian Weil, 1979–95: Being in the World

The Hammer, in collaboration with the Santa Monica Museum of Art and its presentation of Brian Weil, 1979–95: Being in the World, hosts a series of programs exploring the invisible communities that the extraordinary photographer sought to illuminate in his photographs.

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA. 

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members. 

The Hammer’s digital presentation of its public programs is made possible by the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.