Science Is Fiction: The Films of Jean Painlevé

Thursday, November 21, 2002, 8pm 1934—1976, Jean Painlevé, France, ca. 71 min, 35mm The director of more than 200 nature films, Jean Painlevé (1902-1989) scandalized the scientific world with a cinema designed to entertain as well as edify.  Advocating the credo “science is fiction,” he endowed seahorses, vampire bats, and fanworms with human traits — […]

6 Easy Pieces

Thursday, November 14, 2002, 8pm 2001, Jon Jost, USA, 68 mins, video Jon Jost in person! Jon Jost numbers among the first and most adventurous of American independent filmmakers to explore non-film methods of production.  He is in the forefront of the movement to create a new aesthetic and a new visual vocabulary for the […]

Film and Video by Eleanor Antin

Thursday, November 7, 2002, 8pm 1972—1989, Eleanor Antin, USA, ca. 90 min, various formats Eleanor Antin in person! The career of pioneering multimedia artist Eleanor Antin spans four decades of film, video, photography, writing, performance and installation.  Exploring what she calls “the slippery nature of the self,” Antin invents a unique mixture of real and […]