Sunday, June 3, 2012

PAST: FILM: Werner Herzog’s controversial documentary "Lessons of Darkness" screens at the Freer Gallery this FRI, Jan 11th from 7:00pm - 8:00pm, Tickets handed out starting at 6:00pm, Free

Film Screening of "Lessons of Darkness" at the Freer
Friday, January 11th
7:00pm - 8:00pm
A max of 2 tickets per person distributed beginning at 6:00pm

This Friday night the Freer will screen the film "Lessons of Darkness" Werner Herzog’s controversial documentary that surveys the wreckage left in the wake of the Gulf War. (Dir.: Werner Herzog, Germany, 1992, 50 min., English, German, and Arabic with English subtitles) as part of the film series "The Military Eye: War, Aesthetics, and the Ethics of Aerial Surveillance." Screenings and discussions explore how aerial photography has affected the perception and evolution of warfare. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Shadow Sites: Recent Work by Jananne Al-Ani" on view through February 10th at the Sackler, which is connected to the Freer.

Freer Gallery of Art
Meyer Auditorium
1050 Independence Avenue, SW
Metro: Smithsonian

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