Category Archives: film

Terence Renaud: “Going underground: Subterranean metaphors as a powerful tool of political resistance.”

Is there a renewed underground today for antifascist resistance to survive?  “In our own time, the idea of resistance has a renewed urgency and appeal. But we won’t be able to fight a fresh wave of authoritarianism without appreciating the symbols that animated the antifascist imagination of the past – in particular, the underground. That symbol has very deep roots in European and US culture, but over the course of the 20th century it was transformed from a threatening zone of subversion into a liberating space of political resistance.”

Jacob Bacharach: “The Madness of King Donald”

A feeling of panicked inertness:  “The president poses a problem that has vexed royal courts for millennia: What to do about a tyrant who has lost his wits?”

“Inauguration of the Displeasure Dome: Coping with the Election”: screenings

A movie series:  “Now that the alternate reality of a certain strand of ‘paranoid’ political films has, to a degree few of us thought possible, come to pass, perhaps it’s time to re-watch these films from our new, disillusioned perspective.”