Mysterious Object at Noon (Dogfar Nai Mae Marn)

Thursday, March 28, 2002, 6pm | Apichatpong Weerasethakul in person! Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Mysterious Object at Noon (2000). “Mr. Weerasethakul’s film is like a piece of chamber music slowly, deftly expanding into a full symphonic movement; to watch it is to enter a fugue state that has the music and rhythms of another culture.” Elvis Mitchell, […]

The California Trilogy: El Valley Centro, Los, Sogobi

Thursday, March 21, 2002, 6pm James Benning in person! James Benning will appear in person to present the first complete screening of his California Trilogy, including the US premiere of the third film in the trilogy, Sogobi.  Each film is composed of 35 shots, each shot lasting 2 minutes and 30 seconds, filmed from a […]

Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai Du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

Thursday, March 14, 2002, 6:15pm A central but rarely shown film in the history of feminist cinema, Jeanne Dielman follows three days in the life of a middle-class European woman as she does her daily housework, cooks for her teenage son, occasionally engages in prostition, and gradually descends into madness. Using the real-time element of […]

Ear and Eye Control: Films by Paula Froehle

Thursday, March 7, 2002, 6pm Paula Froehle in person! Loosely traversing the boundary between experimental and narrative form, Paula Froehle’s densely layered and poetic films search for new metaphoric relationships to express the realms of the subconscious. This evening provides an overview of her work, from early pieces such as Second Skin (1990), Spitting Image […]



    Conversations at the Edge is a weekly series of screenings, performances, and talks by groundbreaking media artists.


    CATE is organized by SAIC's Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation in collaboration with the Gene Siskel Film Center and SAIC's Video Data Bank, Conversations at the Edge is a dynamic weekly series of screenings, performances, and talks by groundbreaking media artists.


    Programs take place Thursdays at 6pm at the Gene Siskel Film Center (164 N. State / Chicago, IL / 312.846.2600), unless otherwise noted.