Can’t Get You Out of My Head
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Inspired by the division between political liberals and populists, filmmaker Adam Curtis demonstrates how all factions in the 21st century have lost the ability to establish a practical vision for the future.
Can’t Get You Out of My Head was crafted from a massive archive of music and video footage. It begins with the cultural revolutions of the 1960s and continues through Donald Trump’s fraught presidency and Britain’s Brexit crisis. In addition to the fast-paced visuals, Curtis provides a personal, emotional element by incorporating the stories of an eclectic range of people, from a 1970s Civil Rights leader to the wife of Mao Zedong.
Curtis decries the connections necessary to concoct conspiracy theories while simultaneously constructing them himself. Likewise, his series shows the ever-changing nature of politics juxtaposed with its lasting effect on history. Can’t Get You Out of My Head traces the roots of such events and proposes what can be expected in the future.