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Video screening and Q&A with director Benedict Seymour

Join Yale Union for a screening of Dead the Ends followed by a Q&A with Benedict Seymore. Dead the Ends is an exploded re-make of La jetée. It loots and loops fragments from the dystopian sci-fi derivatives of Chris Marker’s seminal short film and turns them into gifs. These are montaged into a new story, a meditation on contemporary capitalism as a kind of retrogressive “time machine.” Beginning and ending with the police murder of a young Black man, Mark Duggan, the proximate cause of the 2011 riots in the UK, Dead the Ends appropriates a mass sms message sent by London rioters:

“Dead the ends and colour war for now so if you see a brother... SALUT! if you see a fed… SHOOT!”

Yale Union
800 SE 10th Ave
Portland, OR 97214

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