Each of the films in Everything Was Now “is an attempted report from the front—not just Paris, Prague and the U.S., but Italy, Japan, and Vietnam. Taken as a binge they provide a taste of the era’s strange brew, a heady sci-fi concoction of TV violence, Third World warfare, generational megalomania, druggy disengagement, imaginary liberated zones, whiplash changes, and the fearfully hoped-for collapse of social norms,” according to the theater’s website.
Professor Hoberman is a renowned film critic who wrote for The Village Voice for over thirty years, as well as publications like the New York Times, The Nation, and Artforum, among others. He has written several books on film history including, Vulgar Modernism, Home Made Movies, Midnight Movies (co-authored with Jonathan Rosenbaum), and Bridge of Light: Yiddish Film Between Two Worlds. In addition to teaching at Columbia University, he has taught at Cooper Union for the past two decades.