Foto8 / LIDF Film Nights at HOST
The second installment of Foto8 and LIDF’s season of film nights will take place on Thursday 30 October with a screening of American Psyche by Paul van der Boom, followed by a panel discussion.
The film is a perfect complement to the current exhibtion at HOST Gallery – Christopher Morris’ My America, which atendees will be able to look at before and after the screening. The screening will commence at 7pm. Refreshments will be available.
Tickets £5 (£4 for FOTO8 or LIDF members).
1 Honduras Street
London EC1Y 0TH
FILM: American Psyche
Director: Paul van den Boom, 2007, Canada, 55mins
American Psyche seeks to find the every-day American perspective on social and political life in America following the events of 9/11. Travelling from New York City to Los Angeles, two European filmmakers conduct a series of interviews with Americans of diverse race, gender, religion and socio-economic standing. As they travel across America, listening to the stories of every-day people, they explore the current climate of social and political life in the United States.
EXHIBITION: My America
My America, an exhibition of photographs by Christopher Morris, brings together work from his coverage of both the first and second presidential campaign trails of President George W Bush, as well as work from the recent campaigns of both Barack Obama and John McCain.
Rather than focus on individual politicians, Morris’s photographs concentrate on both the details of this staged pageantry that is the campaign machine as well as the devotees of these potential administrations. With his icy clarity he captures scenarios often intimate and sometimes alien; from the cherry-red lips of a supporter in the crowd, frozen in awe, to a secret service agent standing, his back to camera, in an empty concrete basement. This is the work of a man rediscovering his country, observing its people blinded by the glaring light of nationalism.
The exhibition at HOST runs until 15th November 2008.
Entry is free and hours of opening are Mon-Fri 10-6pm, Saturdays 11-4pm