Programming Experimental Work at Festivals

Thursday, March 27, 2003, 8pm Shari Frilot in person! Shari Frilot joins us for a unique screening and an engaging discussion about the festival process and the challenges of the experimental film programmer. Frilot, who has been a Sundance Film Festival Programmer since 1998, pioneered experimental programming at Outfest: Los Angeles International Lesbian & Gay […]

Jennet Thomas and Exploding Cinema Showcase

Thursday, March 20, 2003, 8:15 pm Jennet Thomas in person! Originating from the lively underground film scene of London in the early 1990’s, Jennet Thomas’s work has become renowned worldwide. Her films and videos come from an eclectic and multiply discursive history, as well as a curiosity about animating matter and images through time. Regardless of […]

Films of Robert Beavers

Thursday, March 13, 2003, 8pm Robert Beavers in person! Imparting ‘the serenity of a thought without words’, Robert Beavers draws upon historical and architectural sources with an acute sensitivity to site.  The filmmaker’s presence, though not always visually evident, is perceived in every composition, gesture and edit.  Beavers’ films demand an openness and concentration, but […]


Thursday, March 6, 2003, 8pm Mani Kaul in person! The second Conversations at the Edge offering from Indian experimental cinema pioneer Mani Kaul (Department of Film, Video & New Media Artist-in-Residence, Spring 2003) is Siddeshwari.  Based on the life of legendary singer Siddeshwari Devi (1903-77), India’s leading exponent of the classical thumri tradition, Kaul’s biographic […]



    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.