When: Fri., March 4, 6:30-9 p.m. and Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 7 2016
You'll swear that a certain squint-eyed, mustachioed man in Julian Rosefeldt's five-channel film installation American Night is Charles Bronson -- but you'll be wrong. Instead, the man is an actor, one of several in the film who resembles an archetypal cowboy film star. American Night is shot in widescreen, 16mm CinemaScope -- a popular format for the Western -- and uses actual dialogue from classic films, George W. Bush's speeches and footage of modern combat troops to show how the mythology of the Hollywood Western has infiltrated American culture and politics. It's a long hard look at the fictions that drive our reality, as seen by an outsider (Rosefeldt is German).
Price: free admission