• Two Marxists in Hollywood
  • Two Marxists in Hollywood
  • Two Marxists in Hollywood

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  • Sunday, Apr 1, 2018

    7 PM (90 mins)
    BAMPFA

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A World Redrawn: Eisenstein and Brecht in Hollywood

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  • Portrait of Zoe Beloff

    Preceding the screening, Beloff delivers a short presentation entitled “A World Redrawn.”

Zoe Beloff has done extensive research into the Hollywood stints of two revolutionaries: Sergei Eisenstein, who visited for six months in 1930, and Bertolt Brecht, who fled Nazi Germany in 1941 and stayed for six years. Both had hopes for creating radical forms of popular cinema, but neither realized a Hollywood project, so Beloff decided to take their film scenarios into her own hands. Eisenstein’s Glass House and Brecht’s A Model Family in a Model Home reveal their shared interest in spectacle, voyeurism, and surveillance. In Beloff’s Two Marxists in Hollywood, the two artists, played by young boys, discuss their time in Tinseltown.

Films in this Screening

Glass House

Zoe Beloff, United States, 2015

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  • B&W
  • Digital
  • 21 mins
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  • Zoe Beloff

A Model Family in a Model Home

Zoe Beloff, United States, 2015

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  • Color
  • Digital
  • 22 mins
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  • Zoe Beloff

Two Marxists in Hollywood

Zoe Beloff, United States, 2015

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  • Color
  • Digital
  • 26 mins
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  • Zoe Beloff