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  • Return to the Scene of the Crime

    2008. USA. Ken Jacobs. 92 min.

New York premiere

Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 8:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • Return to the Scene of the Crime

    2008. USA. Directed by Ken Jacobs. Jacobs's return to a single scene from the 1905 short Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son—which he first disassembled in his 1969 masterpiece of the same name—could easily be titled "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Scene." An avant-gardist's comedy, Return roguishly riffs on thirteen distinct styles, revealing, distorting, interpreting, and even misinterpreting the hundreds of actions in a single scene—as painting, abstraction, allegory, and, ultimately, as ballet. It's a wry, roving, and joyous ode to movies. 92 min.