Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Jane Birkin fans mark your calendars. On 05.23.08 @ 7pm, MoMA is screening Blow-Up, the 1966 classic directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. The film is based on a short story by Julio Cortazar, features the music of legendary Herbie Hancock, and stars David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, and the forever fashion "It" girl Jane Birkin. "Antonioni's foray into Swinging Sixties London is as metaphysical as it is sexy. This spellbinding picture-puzzle of a film derives its erotic charge as much from photographer Hemmings's determined pursuit of the ever-elusive truth contained in his grainy images - most mysteriously, a lovers' tryst in a deserted park that may or may not have ended in murder - as it does from his unfailing seduction of statuesque fashion models." Read the full synopsis. Watch the trailer and this Yardbirds video from the film. Click here for info on getting tickets. They can be purchased in person only, which adds a bit of a kink to it all. This one's for die hards only.