Contemporary Artist – The Videos of Ximena Cuevas

Thursday. April 18, 2002, 6pm Ximena Cuevas in person! “Ximena Cuevas, Mexico’s video artist extraordinaire: half magician, half mermaid, master of all she surveys.” — B. Ruby Rich “Mexican video artist Ximena Cuevas is a poet of everyday life, a master of self-portraits and the fairy godmother of a new melodrama. Boldly defying taboo subjects […]

Films by Ernie Gehr: Glider & Cotton Candy

Thursday, April 11, 2002, 6pm Ernie Gehr in person! Ernie Gehr continues to be one of the most original and unique artists working in media. For over thirty years, Gehr has produced a body of work that is at once formally rigorous, deeply humanistic, and a challenge to the conventional reception of the world’s images. […]

Videos by Cecilia Dougherty

Thursday, April 4, 2002, 6pm Cecelia Dougherty in person! Cecilia Dougherty’s work employs experimental documentary and narrative to explore family interactions, the representation of lesbians in popular culture, outsider psychology, and everyday life. Dougherty will appear in person to present a wide range of her work, from early pieces such as Grapefruit (1989), Coal Miner’s […]

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 […]

Films by Joseph Cornell from the Flaxman Collection

Thursday, February 28, 2002, 6pm Joseph Cornell’s film work links the tradition of early surrealism with the entire range of work produced by experimental filmmakers in the fifties, sixties & seventies in New York. The enormously influential Rose Hobart (1939) practically launched a movement by itself, after being seen by Jack Smith and Ken Jacobs. […]

The Hart of London

Thursday, February 21, 2002, 6pm Immensely influential to a generation of filmmakers, The Hart of London manages to create a seamless flow of documentary materials, poetic imagery, and a complex metaphoric construction. Canadian painter and filmmaker Jack Chambers created The Hart of London to speak about the costs of civilization and modernity, using images of […]

A Special Valentine’s Day With Bruce LaBruce

Thursday, February 14, 2002, 6pm Bruce LaBruce in Person! Bruce LaBruce is a writer, filmmaker, and photographer stuck in the gulag otherwise known as Toronto, Canada. He started out as a child, then quickly moved on to the production of homo punk fanzines and super 8 movies. These products helped to launch the so-called Homocore […]

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