May the Fourth be With You. This month marks the 42nd anniversary of the premier of “Star Wars,” the first film in the epic series. Matthew MacArthur explains how this iconic film enthralled a generation and why it still resonates today. Continue reading Long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away
Every five years, artist Ragnar Kjartansson asks his mother to spit on him for several minutes in front of a camera. The Icelandic artist says the mother and son performance has become “like a part of our family life.” Continue reading Hirshhorn’s new acquisition is nothing to spit at
In an era of alternative facts and “false news,” the 2017 History Film Forum offers an in-depth look at how film and television shape our understanding of historic events. Continue reading Are movies good history teachers?
“Suspended Animation,” now on view at the Hirshhorn, is an unsettling journey into the digitization of the human experience. Continue reading Take a trip to the Uncanny Valley