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🎥 Machines in Flames (2022)

May 27, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Promo image for the film "Machines in Flames," a film by Thomas Dekeyser & Andrew Culp, with a photo of an office building at night and the tagline "following the footsteps of a clandestine group of French computer workers from the 1980s...." Text at the top left reads, "Sat, May 27th at 8 p.m. / Iffy Books / 319 N. 11th St. #2I, PHL"

On Saturday, 5/27 we’re screening the film Machines in Flames at 8 p.m., followed by a virtual Q&A with the filmmakers.

Machines in Flames (2022, 50min) finds a secret history of destruction by following the footsteps of a clandestine group of French computer workers from the 1980s.

In 1980s Toulouse, an elusive group began bombing computer companies. ‘CLODO’ disappeared after three years, without ever being caught or ever to be heard of again. Two film makers launch an investigation into CLODO, looking for answers, motivations and identities, but are soon frustrated by a collective that struck in the dead of night, leaving in their tracks only ashes and the sporadic line of cryptic graffiti. The film combines archival traces, a viral desktop choreography, and late-night video recordings of CLODO’s targets into a meditation on computation, destruction, and the lure of archives.

Presented by the South Philly Autonomous Cinema Association.


May 27, 2023
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Iffy Books (319 N. 11th St.)
319 N. 11th St. #2I
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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Iffy Books