The Carnal Screen: Rubin and Yalkut Double Bill, Introduction by J. Hoberman

Roxy Cinema, Cellar level of The Roxy Hotel, 2 6th Ave, New York, NY 10013

Please join us at the ROXY TriBeCa Theater for a 16mm screening of Barbara Rubin's CHRISTMAS ON EARTH and Jud Yalkut's YAYOI'S SELF-OBLITERATION. Introduced by scholar and former Village Voice critic J. Hoberman; presented in partnership with the Museum of Sex.


J. Hoberman wrote for the Village Voice for four decades and was the senior film critic from 1988 through 2011. He has taught cinema at Cooper Union, Harvard and Columbia, and is the author of numerous books, including "On Jack Smith's Flaming Creatures" and "Other Secret-Flix of Cinemaroc and Midnight Movies" (with Jonathan Rosenbaum). He programmed this edition of The Carnal Screen and will be on-hand to present these rare 16MM films.


Barbara Rubin, Christmas on Earth (1963), double screen projection, 29 minutes

Jud Yalkut, Kusama's Self-Obliteration (1967), 16 mm color, 23 minutes 

Total runtime: 61 minutes

Christmas on Earth has been described by critics as "among the most radical ever made"; "far and away the most sexually explicit film produced by the pre-porn underground"; and "an essential document of queer and feminist cinema

Kusama's Self-Obliteration is a film exploration of the work and aesthetic concepts of Yayoi Kusama, painter, sculptor, and environmentalist, conceived in terms of an intense emotional experience with metaphysical overtones, an extension of my ultimate interest in a total fusion of the arts in a spirit of mutual collaboration.