Kelly Reichardt: Old Joy

Thursday, September 28, 2006, 6pm Kelly Reichardt in person! Best known in recent years for her accomplished short films (Ode, Travis), Kelly Reichardt’s latest award-winning feature is an elegiac road movie shot on the highways and in the lush backwoods of the Pacific Northwest. Alt-country star Will Oldham and Daniel London play estranged friends, one […]

In Between Days

Thursday, September 21, 2006, 6pm So Yong Kim in person! Winner at the Sundance and Berlin film festivals, SAIC alum So Yong Kim’s luminous debut feature is the delicately observed story of Aimie, a Korean teenager newly immigrated to Canada. Aimie lives with her single mother in a bleak Toronto housing block, killing time smoking, […]

Terra Incognita: Films & Videos by Ben Russell

Thursday, September 14, 2006, 6pm Ben Russell in person! Senses co-mingle, past becomes present, and geography is turned upside down in filmmaker and SAIC alum Ben Russell’s short films and videos. Shot throughout South and North America, these works play on the history and fantasies of the New World, mixing photography, ethnography, psychedelia, and ceremony […]

David Lamelas: Time Is a Fiction

Thursday, September 7, 2006, 6pm Argentine-born conceptual artist David Lamelas has produced an extraordinary body of film and video work over the past 30 years, balancing a cheeky sensibility with a serious inquiry into the rhythms and syntax of contemporary life. Tonight’s program is a rare opportunity to see five of his earliest 16mm experiments, […]



    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.