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, […]

SAIC Department of Film, Video and New Media Year-End Show

Thursday, May 11, 2006, 6pm Filmmakers in person! Tonight’s program is a cinematic toast to the semester’s end with a cross-section of current work by emerging talents in the School of the Art Institute’s Department of Film, Video, and New Media. Cheers! Lilli Carré’s What Hits the Moon (2006) pits an aging cartoon character against […]

Calculations: Pioneers of Computer Animation

Thursday, May 4, 2006, 6pm Larry Cuba, Calculated Movements (1985). Decades before Hollywood CGI spectaculars, artists worked with computers to create an aesthetic specific to the machine. At IBM, Bell, and in their own home-built labs, they generated visionary spectacles from mathematical precision– stroboscopic patterns, kinetic rhythms, and volumetric illusions. Tonight’s program is a cross-section […]

The Memo Book: The Films and Videos of Matthias Müller

Thursday, April 27, 2006, 6pm Curator Stefanie Schulte Strathaus in person! “Müller’s deeply felt and elegantly constructed work marks him as one of the most important filmmakers of his generation.” (Mike Hoolboom) Matthias Müller’s work can be read as the unwritten history of German experimental film. At once moving and smart, his lush, image-rich films […]

The Time We Killed

Thursday, April 20, 2006, 6pm Jennifer Reeves in person! Set in the unhinged months that stretched from 9-11 to the invasion of Iraq, Jennifer Reeves’ award-winning feature debut achieves a quiet power through rough-edged, handcrafted means. Best known as an accomplished abstract filmmaker, Reeves wrings bitter truth, confused paranoia, and impotent rage from those days, […]

Image x Sound: The Short Films of Tatsu Aoki

Thursday, April 13, 2006, 6pm Tatsu Aoki in person! In celebration of acclaimed Chicago musician and filmmaker (and School of the Art Institute of Chicago faculty member) Tatsu Aoki’s 25th year making films, CATE and the 11th Annual Chicago Asian American Showcase present a two-part retrospective of his extraordinary short diary films. Aoki began keeping […]

Media City: Films and Videos from Media City 2006

Thursday, April 6, 2006, 6pm Curator David Dinnell in person! In the last twelve years, Media City has become one of the premiere festivals for experimental film and video art in North America. Staged each February in Windsor, the fest is renowned for its smart and cosmopolitan programming (videos from the Brazilian underground follow those […]

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