John Wilson’s New York
Location: Bartos Screening Room
With John Wilson in person
Dir. John Wilson. Estimated running time: 75 mins. Titles include: How to Walk to Manhattan (2013, 10 mins), How to Live with Bed Bugs (2013, 9 mins), How to Act on Reality TV (2016, 23 mins), Los Angeles Plays New York (2016, 18 mins), The Spiritual Life of Wholesale Goods (2016, 15 mins) Film Festival Premiere
In possession of a truly singular voice, John Wilson creates films from the aspects of culture that most of us hurry past, treating his own low-fi recordings of city life as folk-art found footage. Whether in creating instructional videos for infuriating tasks (How to Live with Bed Bugs), enacting a pretend lawsuit to get on a pretend legal show that pretends to be shot in New York. (Los Angeles Plays New York), or following a thread from extraneous messaging on dollar store electronics packaging to the saddest trade show in Las Vegas (The Spiritual Life of Wholesale Goods, receiving its Festival Premiere), Wilson exults in the surreality of modern life, offering his own hilariously shambling voiceover as both ineffective commentary and dryly comedic counterpoint. Wilson will be on hand to present his films and other collected media.
Tickets: $15 (Free for members at the Film Lover level and MoMI Kids Premium levels / free for Silver Screen members and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)