News & Events, Fall 2018

Monday 02/04/2019


Quijote Talk: A. S. Hamrah with Jennifer Krasinski

Thursday, February 14, 2019
132 West 21st Street, 6th floor
Free and open to the public
Join us for the second Quijote Talk of the semester, featuring writers A. S. Hamrah and Jennifer Krasinski. Hamrah will be reading from his new book, The Earth Dies Streaming (n+1 books, 2018), followed by a discussion with MFA Art Writing Professor Krasinski.
The Earth Dies Streaming collects the best of A. S. Hamrah’s film writing for n+1The Baffler, Bookforum, Harper’s, and other publications. Acerbic, insightful, hilarious, and damning, Hamrah’s aphoristic capsule reviews and lucid career retrospectives of filmmakers and critics have taken up the mantle of serious American film criticism—pioneered by James Agee, Robert Warshow, and Pauline Kael—and carried it into the 21st century. Taken together, these reviews and essays represent some of the best film criticism in the English language. The Earth Dies Streaming showcases a remarkable critical intelligence while offering a cultural history of the cinema of our times.
A. S. Hamrah has been n+1’s film critic since 2008 and was the editor of the magazine’s film review supplement. He has worked as a movie theater projectionist, a semiotic brand analyst, a political pollster, a football cinematographer, a zine writer, and for the film director Raúl Ruiz. He lives in New York.
Jennifer Krasinski is a writer and critic who primarily focuses on the subjects of film, video and performance. Although she was initially trained as an art historian, she began her work not as a writer but as a performer, working in New York’s vibrant downtown theater with artists such as Richard Foreman and Richard Maxwell. Her work has appeared in numerous publications such as Artforum, Art in America, Bidoun, n+1, and The Paris Review Blog. She is the Senior Editor for Artforum and was previously an art columnist at The Village Voice. She is the author of Prop Tragedies (Wrath of Dynasty Press, 2010), a short collection of experimental fiction.
Quijote Talks take place in our library on 21st Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues in Chelsea, usually on Thursdays at 6:30 pm. Named after our favorite after-lecture hangout, El Quijote in the Chelsea Hotel, and inspired by the knight errant himself, this new series consists of pointed talks and discussions about relevant pasts and possible futures. See our full lecture series archive here