As a tribute to John Berger, who died in January, we are screening episode 1 of his groundbreaking TV series from 1972. «Ways of Seeing» helped to re-define our approach to culture and brought Walter Benjamin's ideas of art in the age of mechanical reproduction to a wider audience.
Berger describes how the camera changed the way we perceive reality — and Vertov's 1929 masterpiece uses every trick in the cinematic book to upend our perceptions to dizzying effect.
Dynamic, playful and sexy, «Man with a Movie Camera» helped to expand the language of cinema in ways that still seem fresh and exciting today.
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