4th November – 9 PM – Blah Blah, via Po 21
starring Tilda Swinton, Peter Coyote, Thomas Jay Ryan, Josh Kornbluth and Steve Kurtz.
Running time: 75min. Screened in original language. The protagonist Steve Kurtz will be present.
Released in 2007, the movie tells the true story of Steve Kurtz (Critical Art Ensemble).
In May 2004, the US artist awoke one night in his home to find his wife had died of heart failure. He immediately called 911. Police found his art installations and samples of harmless microbes, but security paranoia in the United States led the police to call the FBI. The federal police arrested Steve Kurtz on the charge of bioterrorism. Director Lynn Hershman Leeson takes us on a surreal journey based on the artist’s life, through art, government, comedy and paranoia.
A bizarre, terrifying personal story that highlights the conflict between laws defending national security and those protecting civil liberties.