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  • Film Forum 209 W Houston St New York 10014 NY (map)

Austria/Germany/UK (2015)
88 min, in English
directed by Manu Luksch, Marin Reinhart and Thomas Tode

Dreams Rewired will make its North American Theatrical Premiere with a 9-dayengagement at New York's Film Forum from Wednesday, December 16 through Thursday, December 24, 2015. The film is now available for festivals and movie theaters in other cities

Tilda Swinton takes us on a dense, poetic journey through the history of connectivity – from radio, the phonograph, movies, television, and the telephone to today’s digital age. Drawing upon nearly 200 films made between the 1880s and 1930s, the film is an amazing collage of the scientific, dramatic, educational, erotic, experimental, and political. Rare archival materials share screen time with clips from Eisenstein’s BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN, Dreyer’s VAMPYR and movies by Thomas Edison, Dziga Vertov, Hans Richter, Walter Rutmann, René Clair, Louis Feuillade, Rudy Burckhardt, and the great silent comic masters. Melding fantasy and fact, this treasure trove of brilliantly selected bits and pieces cumulatively tells the story of technology’s inexorable march into the 21st century.

Every age thinks it's the modern age... but this one really is new: a time of always-on connectivity, ubiquitous computing, and the acceleration of everything. With the current super-abundance of information, our own age couldn't be more different from those that came before... or could it?


Dec 16 - Dec 24
12:30 PM     2:40 PM     4:50 PM   7:15 PM     9:20 PM

209 West Houston St.