FOR THE MADMAN THE NEIGHBOR IS HIMSELF

MR. LEADER: A PATRITIC CROOK

NATION: THE GAMES

NEWSCAST SPECIAL: MAINLAND REPORTS

THE CEPHALIC WARS: THE SEARCH FOR AN EVER-FLEETING SENSE

FOR THE MADMAN THE NEIGHBOR IS HIMSELF FILMS, 2012

Screening with musical accompaniment by Ben Model

Sunday Sessions: Modules hosted by Liz Magic Laser, MoMA PS1, New York

photo credit: Loren Wohl

FOR THE MADMAN THE NEIGHBOR IS HIMSELF films give an unique glimpse into the events surrounding the Cephalic Wars. They include contemporary media coverage, a biographical movie and a fascinating analysis of the Games. After a century of neglect following the truce that ended the Cephalic Wars, the legacy of Mr. Leader’s ambition again comes to light. Recent conferences have stimulated reassessments by scholars of Leader’s larger achievement. There has been a surge of criticism of the proposed ideology, which brought to bear psychoanalytic, theological and national-historical interests. Leader’s is the story of a zealous disintegration of the individual subject - a tale of an outcast, at once terrifying, pitiful, and funny. This group of films illustrates this complex struggle in all of its perspectives.

FOR THE MADMAN THE NEIGHBOR IS HIMSELF FILMS, 2012

Screening with musical accompaniment by Lathan Hardy (wood winds) and Meaghan Burke (cello)

CAGE, New York