Ken Jacobs: Sign of the Times

The Sunday edition of the New York Times had a great review of Ken Jacobs' work, including his newest piece for the Nervous Magic Lantern: Towards the Depths of the Even Greater Depression.

Did I mention that few are more gifted with titles than Jacobs? At his best--for instance, Ken Jacobs' Theater of Unconscionable Stupidity Presents Camera Thrills of the War--he is, arguably, second only to Mingus.


Ken Jacobs in Los Angeles

Ken Jacobs, best known for rending space and time in his cinematic performances, digital videos and 16mm films, will be in Los Angeles for a full week of screenings and performances. If you have never seen a Jacobs film or his truly-indescribable Nervous Magic Lantern, buy a ticket, grab a seat and strap in. If you're already an admirer, now's your chance to catch up on the recent outpouring from this prolific artist.

Scott Foundas has a great review of Jacobs' new work in the LA Weekly. My own writing on Jacobs' cinema can be found here.

Toward The Depths of The Even Greater Depression, a Nervous Magic Lantern performance at REDCAT on Monday, October 12, at 8:30 p.m.

An evening of Jacobs’ new and recent work screens at the UCLA Film & Television Archive at the Billy Wilder Theater on Thursday, October 15, at 7:30 p.m.

The Whirled
screens together with Aza Jacobs’ The GoodTimesKid at Los Angeles Filmforum at the Egyptian Theater on Saturday, October 17, at 7:30 p.m.

Anaglyph Tom (Tom with Puffy Cheeks) screens at Los Angeles Filmforum at the Egyptian Theater on Sunday, October 17, at 7:30 p.m.

Photo: Ken and Flo Jacobs in their New York City home.