19 October 2020

Real Enemies: The Movie


There is a film of Real Enemies. It premieres via Cal Performances At Home on Wednesday, October 21 at 10 PM (Eastern).

Join us live on Wednesday night, or watch at your leisure for up to three months following the premiere date.

For an exclusive sneak peak, join me tonight (Monday, October 21 at 6 PM Eastern) for The Jazz Gallery’s Happy Hour Hang.

Additional events:

Tue, Oct 20, 2020, 10pm (Eastern)
Fact or Fiction: Conspiracy Theories and the Current Political Moment
Real Enemies, featuring Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, was inspired by Kathryn S. Olmsted’s 2013 book Real Enemies: Conspiracy Theories and American Democracy, World War I through 9/11. Join Professor Olmsted of UC Davis’ History Department, writer and director Isaac Butler, and MacArthur Fellow journalist and writer Mark Danner of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism for a lively conversation about the grip of conspiracy theories on the American imagination.

Wed, Oct 21, 2020, 9:30pm (Eastern)
Pre-Performance Conversation
Join us at 9:30pm (Eastern), before the streaming premiere at 10pm, for a pre-performance conversation with composer Darcy James Argue, director Isaac Butler, media designer Peter Nigrini, and Cal Performances executive and artistic director Jeremy Geffen. Free for ticket holders. Available on demand here, following the premiere, for everyone.

Mon, Nov 9, 2020, 9:30pm (Eastern)
Public Forum:
The United States of Conspiracy: An Arts + Design Mondays presentation

Free and open to the public online

Arts + Design’s Monday evening series, Together: Reinventing Politics, Reimagining Health, presents the three creators of Real Enemies—composer Darcy James Argue, writer and director Isaac Butler, and film designer Peter Nigrini—in a discussion about the American fascination with conspiracy theories that fuels their immersive, multimedia production. The conversation will be moderated by Jeffrey MacKie-Mason, UC Berkeley University Librarian and Chief Digital Scholarship Officer, and a professor in the UCB School of Information and the Department of Economics.