UWS hearts MJ too

Thursday, August 20, 2009 | |

If you want to get intellectual about it...KEEP MOVING: Michael Jackson’s Video Art

Sunday, August 30, 2009 at 6pm. The Walter Reade Theater is located at 165 W. 65th St. (upper level) on the Upper West Side. Armond White joins us on stage for a one-of-a-kind tribute to the King of Pop.

Michael Jackson’s pioneering work in music video raised the art form from cable television footnote to the highest standards set by the movie musical tradition—and invented a few more along the way. Cultural critic and author Armond White returns to the Walter Reade Theater to reacquaint us with Jackson’s singular music video innovations.

“When Hollywood didn’t come calling, Jackson responded with a series of short musical films that displayed his affection for pop tradition,” says White. “From the popular Thriller to the great Black or White and other landmarks, Jackson—the ultimate performer-as-auteur—changed the way the world responds to cinema.”