Nissan Ariana Window. Courtesy of Ken Jacobs.

Double Wow and other works by Ken Jacobs

Part of First Look 20/21
Sunday, August 1, 2021, 4:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater

With Ken Jacobs in conversation with David Schwartz

Dir. Ken Jacobs. United States. 1969–2021, 70-minute program. MoMI’s 1989 Ken Jacobs retrospective celebrated three decades of pioneering work by the New York avant garde icon. Always inventing new forms and bending technology to his unique artistry, Jacobs embraced digital cinema and has become even more prolific in the subsequent three decades. In this program, two celluloid portraits of his young son and daughter and a digital exploration of 19th-century stereographic imagery of children laboring at a thread factory, are presented along with the world premiere of a 40-minute 3D work, Double Wow, whose title evokes the wonderment and impact of so many of his films. The screening, with First Look favorite Ken Jacobs in person, celebrates the release of The Ken Jacobs Collection by Kino Lorber on Blu-ray.

Nissan Ariana Window (1969, 14 mins.)

Spaghetti Aza (1976, 1 min.)

Opening the 19th Century 1896 (1991, 9 mins., 16mm)

Capitalism: Child Labor (2006, 14 mins.)

Double Wow (World Premiere. 2021, 40 mins., 3-D)

Tickets: $15 / $11 seniors & students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / Free for MoMI members. Order online. After your purchase, an electronic ticket will be sent via email. All seating is general admission. Please review safety protocols before your visit.