The Aids Crisis Is Ridiculous: An Evening with Gregg Bordowitz

Thursday, December 9, 2004, 8pm Gregg Bordowitz in person! The Department of Film, Video and New Media gathers to celebrate the release of Gregg Bordowitz’s new book, The AIDS Crisis Is Ridiculous and Other Writings, 1986-2003 (published by MIT Press, edited by James Meyer with a forward by Douglas Crimp). Bordowitz and invited guests will […]

Something More Than Night

Thursday, December 2, 2004, 8pm Screening in memory of George Roeder Daniel Eisenberg in person! Shot in Chicago’s public spaces; airports, train stations, malls, downtown offices, industrial zones and the many ethnic neighborhood that make the city, Something More Than Night articulates the daily nocturnal experience of a large international urban center, while creating through […]

Tropical Malady (Sud Pralad)

Wednesday, November 17, 2004, 8pm Apichatpong Weerasethakul in person! Experimental filmmaker and the most prominent advocate of film art in Thailand, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, an alumnus of the Department of Film, Video and New Media at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will be an artist-in-residence this week at the school. Well-regarded for challenging […]

Moses and Aron

Thursday, November 11, 2004, 8pm Possibly Schoenberg’s finest work and certainly one that he held close to his heart, the unfinished opera Moses und Aron represents Schoenberg’s finest attempt at meshing his philosophy with his art. It is a work that can be approached on many different levels: as an exemplar of his twelve-tone system, […]

Films from the Academy Film Archive

Thursday, November 4, 2004, 8pm Mark Toscano in person! The Academy Film Archive, despite conjuring an image of vaults full of nothing but Oscar broadcasts, has one of the most diverse collections and preservation programs in the world. A wide range of film spanning genres, eras and countries has been preserved at the archive and […]

Diverse Works by Matt Hulse

Thursday, October 28, 2004, 8pm Matt Hulse in person! Matt Hulse was born upside-down in 1873. He trained at the Court of King James the Awkward in the art of crystal shoe making. He later founded the College of Wax working in Krakow, Poland, the site of which was the inspiration for Renais’ Last Year […]

Political Advertisement 2004

Thursday, October 21, 2004, 8pm Marshall Reese in person! Antonio Muntadas and Marshall Reese have been documenting the selling of the American presidency since 1984 and have expanded and updated the series with every election. Political Advertisement 2004 features ads from the 1950s to the present, including the 2004 campaign. As Muntadas and Reese trace […]

The Patriot (Die Patriotin)

Thursday, October 14, 2004, 7:45pm History teacher Gabi Teichert is looking for something. She sets out, spade in hand and begins to dig. Deeper and deeper she digs, determined to uncover German history at last. She is fed up with simply feeding her pupils German events in chronological order, from crusades to Stalingrad, as directed […]

Exploded States: War, Politics and National Identity

Thursday, October 7, 2004, 8pm Shuji Terayama, Emperor Tomato Ketchup (1971). This program is part of the series “JPEX: Japanese Experimental Film and Video 1955-Now” that will screen at the University of Chicago later this fall. In Exploded States, the importance of political and social critique for postwar Japanese experimentation is made apparent.  These experimental […]

Khait Errouh (Threads)

Thursday, September 30, 2004, 8pm Hakim Belabbes & Dan Smith in person! “Beautifully shot in vibrant colors, the film shifts between characters, story lines, and perspectives with the prismatic grace of a kaleidoscope.” — Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader In this highly personal first feature by Moroccan-born, Chicago-based Hakim Belabbes, a dying man, accompanied by his […]

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