MoMA Presents: The Darkness of Day: Recent Films by Jay Rosenblatt

This weeklong run of recent work by the San Francisco–based filmmaker Jay Rosenblatt includes a sneak preview of a new work; the New York premiere of The Darkness of Day (2009), a stoic yet tender meditation on suicide; and the award-winning Phantom Limb (2005), a haunting expression of loss and grief.

Art Exhibition previously on at The Museum of Modern Art - MoMA in New York, United States.
From Wednesday 13 October 2010 to Monday 18 October 2010

I Just Wanted to Be Somebody image Prayer image Phantom Limb image The Darkness of Day image Afraid So image

Published by MOMA on Wednesday 24 November 2010.
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Rosenblatt, a master of the found-footage form, interweaves neglected or discarded educational and industrial films, commercials, news clips, and home movies with subtly layered soundtracks that feature readings of poetry, journal entries, and personal memoirs, along with music by Benjamin Britten, Arvo Pärt, and other composers. Works in the program also include Afraid So (2006), based on a Jeanne Marie Beaumont poem and narrated by Garrison Keillor; the grimly humorous I Just Wanted to Be Somebody (2006), about the singer and anti–gay rights crusader Anita Bryant; and Prayer (2001), a reflection on anxiety and blind faith in post-9/11 America. The Darkness of Day is a project of Creative Capital.