John Frankenheimer’s 1966 masterpiece SECONDS plays out one version of the American Dream. Starring Rock Hudson in a role unlike any he had been cast in before, the film is about a man who is given a chance to reimagine his life, and make it a reality for the price of $200,000. “SECONDS is the shadow that haunts the lives we all build,” wrote Chris Shields for Screen Slate. On April 29, the Museum of the Moving Image’s Science on Screen series presented SECONDS followed by a conversation between economist Darrick Hamilton and film critic Michael Atkinson. Hamilton is a professor at The New School, and a proponent of a federal job guarantee program.
Watch the conversation below.
The next Science on Screen event on June 10 will be a special screening of renowned Polish filmmaker Agnieszka Holland’s (THE SECRET GARDEN, EUROPA EUROPA) newest film SPOOR, which won a Silver Bear at the 2017 Berlinale and has not yet been released into the U.S. Set in a small village run by hunters on the Polish-Czech border, SPOOR centers on a woman who wants to give voice to the animals being killed. The film will be followed by a conversation about the relationship of humans to animals between Artforum editor Amy Taubin and environmental scientist Eyal Frank.