50 years on, Nitehawk’s yearlong series honors the year that cinema and the world changed.
Can you imagine a year when Planet of the Apes, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Rosemary’s Baby, Night of the Living Dead, and Faces came out? This extraordinary year for cinema occurred amidst a moment of tumultuous and significant historical events, and heralded the postmodern film, which dealt with issues that we still grapple with fifty years later: issues of civil rights, problematic governmental officials, protests, and a sense of responsibility to shape a sustainable future. Today, we’re also seeing the rise of independent cinema that echoes this unease.
Nitehawk celebrates this history by looking at the films that shaped a new era of cinema and were imbued with the socio-political issues of the time. The 1968 series will screen on or close to the film’s original release date throughout all of 2018. Newer films that address the events of 1968 and represent the same problems we’re dealing with now will also be featured.
Nitehawk is also partnering with organizations throughout the year to present talks and events aimed at better understanding history and our current state of affairs. Stay tuned!
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