Dark Raptures

Mike Davis, David Reid, Kerwin Klein, and Timothy J. Clark
September 1997
Overhead photo of a large network of freeways.

Mike Davis gives us an apocalyptic view of the filmic rendering of Los Angeles, informed by representations of race and viewed from cultural and literary standpoints. He points out how much of what we experience as “popular” culture—the film and television industries, for instance—is implicated in the patterns of oppression endemic to our society.

Davis’ presentation is followed by commentaries by David Reid, who takes Davis’ fascination with film farther in commentary on this millennium’s upcoming close, and Kerwin Klein, who has a different history of apocalyptic fiction to examine. Timothy J. Clark, Professor of Art History, introduces the publication.

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