Hapax Legomena: Special Effects, Remote Control, Ordinary Matter

Friday, November 30, 2001, 6pm 1971-1972, Hollis Frampton, USA, ca 76 min, 16mm A special presentation of the final three films that make up Hollis Frampton’s Hapax Legomena series: Special Effects (1972); Remote Control (1972); Ordinary Matter (1972).

Hapax Legomena: Nostalgia, Poetic Justice, Critical Mass, Traveling Matte

Thursday, November 29, 2001, 6pm 1971-1972, Hollis Frampton, USA, ca 125 min, 16mm In celebration of the School of the Art Institute’s recent acquisition of Hollis Frampton’s seminal avant-garde film (nostalgia), we are presenting the entire series of films, Hapax Legomena, of which (nostalgia) is only a part. Although (nostalgia) is one of the most […]


Thursday, November 15, 2001, 6 pm 2000, Montieth McCollum, USA, 92 min, 35mm Montieth McCollum in person! “A tricky and tremendous film that examines what work means to the soul: a topic that is particularly American.” (Elvis Mitchell, New York Times) “Hybrid is the most pleasingly unconventional documentary portrait in recent memory – McCollum with […]


Thursday, November 8, 2001, 6pm 1967-2001, various directors, Canada/Sweden/USA, ca 95 min, 16mm In association with the exhibition “Mortal” at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Betty Rymer Gallery, the Film Center presents a selection of independent and experimental works that engage the issues of death and dying. The Hangover (1967, Industrial safety […]

Kadar's Kiss + Free Fall

Thursday, November 1, 2001, 6pm KADAR’S KISS 1997, Peter Forgács, Hungary, 45 min, 16mm and FREE FALL 1996, Peter Forgács, Hungary, 47 min, 16mm Hungarian filmmaker Peter Forgács is one of the most important independent documentary producers working in Europe today, developing a practice of image archaeology from collected home movie films and collective experience. […]