Turning End Times into Good Times by Exploring Our Collective Fascination with The Apocalypse in Film, Art and Culture.
It’s that time again: time to celebrate the universe’s evasion of annihilation for another year and explore our collective fascination with our impending doom while we’re at it. Yes, The Doomsday Film Festival & Symposium returns to 92YTribeca on October 19 – 21 for its fourth year of apocalyptically minded film, art and culture.
DDFF 2012 special guests include filmmakers, eco-warriors, authors, roboticists, poets and our resident bartending chaplain, plus a special Friday Night Dinner focused on Nostradamus and the Prophecies of Doom with 92YTribeca’s Rabbi-in-Residence Dan Ain and historian Stéphane Gerson. This year’s DDFF gallery exhibit (which is free and on display from October 19 – December 21) features art that investigates the concept of prophecies that herald the End of Days.
New Inquiry is proud to co-sponsor the Doomsday Film Festival, see the schedule here and make sure not to miss Terminator on Saturday, after which our own Malcolm Harris will be moderating a panel with Steven Levy (senior writer for Wired magazine), Dennis Shasha (author of Natural Computing), Manoj Narang (CEO of high-frequency trading company Tradeworx), Molly Sauter (MIT researcher of hacker culture).
Doomsday Film Festival
Oct. 19 – 21
200 Hudson St.