DJ Spooky – Rebirth of a Nation at St George’s Hall

This was originally advertised as part of the Film on the Waterfront event but has now been moved to St George’s Hall

PUBLIC SPACE: DJ Spooky – Rebirth of a Nation
Friday 25 September 2009
Now presented in the historical St George’s Hall

St George’s Place, Liverpool, L1
Opp. Lime Street train station.

Starts 9.30pm, doors open from 9pm,
FREE Turn up on the day or collect tickets at the FACT shop or through email at

Nearly 100 years after DW Griffith’s epic Birth of a Nation was released, DJ Spooky (aka Paul D Miller) has applied a “DJ mix” to one of the most revered and reviled films ever made. Miller’s reading of the overt racism depicted in a Reconstruction-era South hurtles Griffith’s images into the 21st Century, a socio-political landscape that has evolved beyond all expectations. Using cinematic history as the starting point for critique, not only of a horrifying past, but for a new vision that interrogates what we think of multi-culturalism, in a world that is rapidly becoming Americanised.


Tickets can be booked through the FACT book shop or through
(Limited amount of 3 tickets per person.)

DJ Spooky’s Rebirth of A Nation was commissioned by The Lincoln Center Festival, Festival D’Automne à Paris, Spoleto Festival USA and Wiener Festwochen (Vienna). Additional support was provided by the American Center Foundation and Mass MOCA

Image courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, photographer: Michael Raz-Russo

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