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Monday, November 19, 2012

Great Turnout for Marx Reloaded at Miller Theatre


There was a great turnout for the Marx Reloaded screening at Miller Theatre in New York City last Monday night. 325 people had pre-registered for the event online - although clearly Hurricane Sandy and its catastrophic aftermath meant that many of those people weren't able to attend on the night. This is a shame, and we hope that those who missed out will get another (free) opportunity to see the film soon in New York. In any case, the 200 people that did attend seemed to enjoy themselves, and laughed and applauded in all the right places. 

The panel debate that followed between Frances Negron-Muntaner, Todd Gitlin, Bruno Bosteels and Jason Barker developed into a decent exploration of the usual themes: communism, socialism, capitalism, etc. (nothing too heavy for a Monday night!). Many thanks to all the panelists, and to the generous support of Columbia University, the event's sponsor, and especially to Robert Ast and his colleagues for making this such a successful and enjoyable occasion. We like New York, and we want to come back.   

MARX RELOADED ON DVD: A quick reminder that the schools and universities edition of the Marx Reloaded DVD is available now and can be ordered by emailing us at marxdvd@filmsnoirs.com or by visiting www.marxreloaded.com

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Marx Reloaded in New York City on 12 November



We can exclusively announce that Marx Reloaded will be showing at Miller Theatre on Monday 12 November. Miller Theatre in New York City is Manhattan's premiere venue for new music and innovative programming. It is also rather a large venue, with a capacity of around 400 seats. 

Writer-director Jason Barker is due in New York especially for this event and will join a panel debate after the film. 

Entry is free and you can register for a place here.

The Marx Reloaded 2 disc DVD can be ordered directly from us now.

Update 23 Oct. Columbia have now confirmed that Bruno Bosteels (Cornell) and Stanley Aronowitz (CUNY) will join Jason Barker for the panel debate on 12 November. 


Monday, October 8, 2012

Barker & Toscano Debate Marx Reloaded in Lodz


This weekend Marx Reloaded director Jason Barker joined Alberto Toscano, one of the film's protagonists, and the philosopher Graham Harman at a conference devoted to Speculative Realism and Marx Reloaded. The three day conference was held at the Sztuki Muzeum in Lodz, Poland, and attracted an enthusiastic and highly informed audience.
  
This was an event worthy of an "Alien vs. Predator" mashup. In addition to a stimulating lecture by Graham Harman on the fiction of H. P. Lovecraft and two brilliant talks by Toscano (one on Badiou, Meillassoux and Speculative Realism, and the other on French Marxist philosophy of the 1970s) the conference was rounded off by a screening of Marx Reloaded, then discussion between Barker and Toscano on the idea of communism.

Thanks to Pawel Polit and to the staff at the Sztuki Muzeum for putting this event together. 

Reminder:

As mentioned previously, we plan to have the official universities and schools edition of the DVD ready for release by the end of this month. Please contact us for order details.     

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Marx Reloaded on DVD - Universities Edition



Marx Reloaded will be available on DVD from the end of October 2012. Orders can be placed now by writing to us at our email address. 

PLEASE NOTE: since the vast majority of the inquiries we receive are from schools and universities, we are releasing a special schools and universities edition. This comes with foreign language options (in Spanish and Serbian) and around an hour's worth of bonus material. We are also aiming to stream all of the film's interviews from our website in the not too distant future, although for the moment it's just the DVD.   

If you are with a college or university then we suggest you ask your head of library acquisitions to order the film directly from us or else visit www.marxreloaded.com. Soon we hope to have an online order form set up for credit card transactions.

More details will be posted in due course. Thanks for your patience. 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Marx Reloaded and Returns in Nottingham


On 24 May, Jason Barker will be introducing Marx Reloaded at the Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery. His talk will focus on the film's animation and the challenges of representing Karl Marx as a non-fictional character. He will also be discussing his upcoming film Marx Returns and revealing previously unseen drawings from his work in progress. His talk will be followed by a screening of Marx Reloaded.

Jason's talk is part of a series at Nottingham Contemporary entitled "The Critical Currency of Caricature", and includes a discussion on 29 May with acclaimed graphic novelist - and creator of Watchmen, From Hell, and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen - Alan Moore.  
   

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Marx Re-Reloaded in London in April


Following 14 sold out nights Marx Reloaded is back on for two extra Friday matinee screenings at the ICA in London. Tickets can be purchased online here.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

<맑스 재장전>을 책으로 만나세요, 곧 나옵니다!


작년 9월 DMZ영화제에서 상영된 제이슨 바커 감독의 다큐멘터리 <맑스 재장전>에 관심 가지셨던 분들은 <맑스 재장전>을 이제 책으로 만나십시오.

도서출판 난장에서 곧 출간될 이 책에는 <맑스 재장전>에 등장한 존 그레이, 마이클 하트, 안토니오 네그리, 니나 파워, 자크 랑시에르, 페터 슬로터다이크, 알베르토 토스카노, 슬라보예 지젝의 인터뷰 전문이 수록될 예정입니다.

전 세계 최초로 공개되는 이들의 인터뷰 전문은 아직 그 어떤 언어로도 모두 공개된 바 없습니다. 도서출판 난장의 블로그를 방문해주세요.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Marx Reloaded at The Festival of Dangerous Ideas


It's getting a little boring to keep repeating the same script, but another "sold out" audience were good enough to attend the Marx Reloaded screening at The Festival of Dangerous Ideas in east London on Saturday. Again, our sincere thanks to the festival organizers, in this case for approaching us at a relatively late stage, and for the very kind assistance of our "technical worker" (yes, you know who you are) without whom we couldn't have got the film to the venue in time.

We will have more information on selected UK cinema screenings soon (the film returns to London in April) but in the meantime please contact us if your university is interested in showing the film and we'll see what we can do. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Marx Reloaded Screens to Full House in Athens


We would like to take one more opportunity to thank everyone at Embros Theatre for all their work in organizing the Marx Reloaded screening on Sunday, and for making the event such a roaring success. A rough estimate suggested 130 people were in attendance (a full house) and, like all events at Embros Theatre, entry was free of charge. 

Although the facilities were far from "multiplex" (a good sign) Jason Barker said he couldn't remember a more enthusiastic audience ("They even laughed at the animation") or a more dedicated, resourceful and enthusiastic organization. Long may the precious work of Kinisi Mavili continue in exploring the creative possibilities of a genuine grassroots, community-based arts and culture project. 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Marx Reloaded in Athens - Sunday 11 March 2012


We are very grateful to the theatre committee and to Ilias Marmaras for helping us make this screening possible. We know that Greece is among the places where interest in Marx Reloaded ranks the highest, and after the screening an open discussion will be held with Jason Barker, the film's director, who is making the trip to Athens especially for this event. 

Embros Theatre is an occupied space in the Athens downtown area, at the district of Psirri. The occupation was initiated by the collective Kinisi Mavili in November 2011 and soon joined by the movement of Psirri residents and workers as well as other individuals. The occupation hosts projects referring to experimental cultural events, and initiates social-political forms of self-organization actions: http://mavilicollective.wordpress.com/  http://psyrri.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Marx Reloaded on the Front Page of the FT


A big thank you to everyone who came to see Marx Reloaded at the ICA, and also to those who came to see Robin Blackburn, Paul Mason, Laurie Penny and Jason Barker discuss themes from the film at a sold out "Blue or Red Pill?" debate last Wednesday evening. 

Due to very high demand the ICA has been good enough to add 10 extra screenings and extend the cinema run until 2 March. Any remaining tickets can still be purchased online from the ICA.

We were also delighted - and slightly overwhelmed - by the level of media interest, which apart from including great reviews from Little White Lies and Time Out (two of our favourite film mags, of course!), also culminated in Jason's interview at The Financial Times last Friday. Throughout the weekend the link to the interview was even looming large over a tiny picture of Rupert Murdoch on the FT's homepage. 

Now, we are used to the FT's liberal open-mindedness when it comes to free market policies. But the sight of Leon Trotsky holding up a red pill under the headline "Can Marx Save Capitalism?", or even Jason being allowed to argue in his interview in favour of communism, was unexpected and mildly shocking to say the least. Long may this unusual trend continue. 

Please note that as well as ongoing screenings at the ICA, the film will also be screening at selected UK cinemas over the coming weeks. If you are interested in organising a screening at your college or university then please also feel free to contact us here.   

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

UK PREMIERE - ICA, London, 10th - 16th Feb 2012


We are delighted to announce - at long last - the UK premiere of Marx Reloaded. The first of six screenings will take place on Friday 10th February at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London. Apart from the ICA - London's world famous arts venue located on The Mall - other screenings at selected UK cinemas are being organised.

In addition to the screenings themselves, a debate will take place at the ICA on 15th February involving Robin Blackburn, Paul Mason and Laurie Penny. More details will be published as we receive them.

Tickets can be purchased through the ICA website. 

If you are interested in organising a UK screening of the film at your university or college then contact us directly at the following email address: filmsnoirs (at) yahoo.fr.

Please note that all UK press and distribution enquiries should also be addressed to us here.