Screening: The Power Of Nightmares

Thu, May 4, 2006 7:30 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Alwan for the Arts Presents

The Power Of Nightmares A Documentary by Adam Curtis

Part 1 - Baby it's Cold Outside

Thursday, May 4, 2006, 7:30 PM

“In the past politicians promised to create a better world. They had different ways of achieving this but their power came from the optimistic visions they offered their people. Those dreams failed and today people have lost faith in ideologies. Increasingly politicians are seen as managers of public life. But now, they have discovered a new role that restores their power and authority. Instead of delivering dreams, politicians now promise to deliver us from nightmares…”

"A sprawling, intellectually ambitious documentary about the political phenomenon usually referred to in journalistic shorthand as the war on terror." -- A.O. Scott, NEW YORK TIMES

"As partisan filmmaking it is often brilliant and sometimes hilarious." -- J. Hoberman, VILLAGE VOICE

"Adam Curtis has become the most exciting documentary filmmaker of our time. He's at once a psychologist, a historian, a journalist, a wizard of images, and a fearlessly incisive cultural detective who delves beneath the hidden myths of the modern world." -- Owen Gleiberman, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

------------------------------------------------------------------------ Against The War on Terror ( presents Adam Curtis’s daring BBC documentary on the causes of the war on terror. Showing publicly for the first time in New York City, this challenging take on contemporary politics will be followed by a discussion on the politics of fear and conspiracy theory.

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