Watch the Documentation: "Expanded Cinema" Fiftieth-Anniversary Edition Book Launch

Thu Mar, 19 2020, 7PM

This event took place entirely online on March 19, 2020. The whole program can be found on the Livestream page.

Published fifty years ago, Gene Youngblood’s Expanded Cinema was a landmark account of early media arts in the US, written by a self-described “twenty-six-year-old former crime reporter with only a high school education.” With an introduction by R. Buckminster Fuller, the book offered an in-depth account of artists working with light shows, immersive projection, computer-generated imagery, and television, and addressed topics from sexuality to political revolution. To mark its fiftieth-anniversary re-release by Fordham University PressRhizome will host a free, online screening and a conversation about Expanded Cinema and its legacy, featuring an appearance by Youngblood.

Image: Cover of Gene Youngblood, Expanded Cinema (Fordham University Press, 2020). Courtesy Fordham University Press.


Rhizome public programs are supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.