The Way of the Weed: Works by Anne Quirynen

Thursday, April 29, 2004, 8pm | Anne Quirynen in person! Presenting a selection of her work is Anne Quirynen, artist-in-residence in the Department of Film/Video/New Media, show interest in the human body as a site of biological, philosophical, social, and political inquiry was informed by her work as a filmmaker in medical research at the […]

Gender at the Edge: Three Films by Mickey Mahoney

Thursday, April 22, 2004, 8pm Mickey Mahoney in person! Sexuality, in its omnivorous complex glory, has rarely been celebrated as wittily as in the works of Mickey Mahoney. Twisty plots, reversals of fortune and identity, and a sharp but generous sense of satire combine seamlessly in these highly entertaining works. A four-minute pick-up is the […]

Recent Work by Nancy Andrews: Monkeys and Lumps & The Dreamless Sleep

Thursday, April 15, 2004, 8pm Nancy Andrews in person! A tender fascination with the world informs the puppet animations of Nancy Andrews, who appears tonight with the first two films of a projected trilogy. Wryly old-fashioned in style, her black-and-white films mix invented characters with historical personages as they poke around in dim corners of […]

Les Modeles de Pickpocket

Thursday, April 8, 2004, 8pm Babette Mangolte in person! Austere, wrenching and inimitable, the films of Robert Bresson are a touchstone for world cinephiles, and many regard Pickpocket (1959) as his greatest work. Babette Mangolte’s fascinating documentary offers startling insight into the guarded director’s creative process by tracking down the 1959 film’s principals, including Martin […]

The Subjective Landscape: Works by Alfred Guzzetti

Thursday, April 1, 2004, 8pm Alfred Guzzetti in person! From Shanghai to Calcutta to his own backyard, the cinema of Alfred Guzzetti finds the exotic in the commonplace and a meditative beauty in the ever-changing modern landscape.  Well known as a co-director of feature length documentaries, including Pictures From a Revolution and Family Portrait Sittings, […]



    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.