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Deirdre Boyle’s Speaking Event hosted by The Film Society Lincoln Center

Associate Professor at the School of Media Studies: Deirdre Boyle is speaking at The Living Need Light, The Dead Need Music by The Propeller Group; hosted by The Film  Society Lincoln Center.

Free and open to the public!

Monday, October 29, 2018 7pm-8:30pm at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater.

The Living Need Light, The Dead Need Music by The Propeller Group – an artist collective based in Ho Chi Minh City – is a visual and musical journey through the fantastical funeral traditions and rituals of south Vietnam. Created for Prospect. 3 New Orleans Biennial, the film attempts to engage in dialogue with funerary traditions that pulsate in the same vein throughout the global south. It merges documentary footage of actual funeral processions with stunning re-enactments that bring the film into the realm of the abstract, poetic and metaphorical – a rumination on death and the lives that pay homage to it. The program will feature an introduction by Deirdre Boyle, Associate Professor of Media Studies at The New School and a talkback with Dr. Boyle and Laurel Kendall, Curator of Asian Ethnology at the American Museum of Natural History. The film is courtesy of The Propeller Group and James Cohan, New York. This screening is presented as part of Reimagine End of Life, a citywide exploration of big questions about life and death. October 27 to November 3, 2018.

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