Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 7:30pm
Robert Kramer's Ice
155 Freeman Street, Brooklyn
Ice, Robert Kramer, 1970, 16mm, 130 mins
"This film coolly extrapolates twenty years into the American future to discover urban guerrillas in the streets and glass-and-marble buildings of New York, at war against a fascist regime. A microcosm of personalities, trends, and problems of today's New Left projected into a very possible future, the film deals with regional offensives, assassinations, terror and counter-terror, dedication, weariness, betrayal. Directed by a leader of the radical-left documentary film group 'Newsreel,' it also hints at the human limitations of its heroes and displays an ideologically interesting ambiguity (if not sadness) toward them; significantly, all talk about ideas and causes has been superseded by discussions of tactics and terror, as if the revolution was merely a matter of efficient technology. The ultimate irony is that the film was financed by the very official, Hollywood-backed American Film Institute." - Amos Vogel, Film as a Subversive Art
"Ice to me is the most original and most significant American narrative film in two, maybe three years. I like this slow, measured flow, which is mysterious. unpredictable, full of dark corners. It is far from the usual melodrama. I like its movements, its people, its mood. The film probes in depth the most urgent contemporary realities. Robert Kramer is a filmmaker of the first magnitude." - Jonas Mekas
Tickets - $8, available at door.
Please note: seating is limited. First-come, first-served. Box office opens at 7pm.