Empathy

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | February 10, 2005

Thursday, February 10, 2005, 8pm

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Amie Siegel in person!

Native Chicagoan poet, filmmaker and media artist Amie Siegel has garnered recognition worldwide for her subversive and provocative style in her filmic explorations of voyeurism. Tonight she brings us Empathy, a feature that investigates the tricky intimacy between psychoanalysts and their patients, combining a mosaic of genres including narrative fiction, documentary, screen tests and TV parody. Empathy has been praised by critics internationally as “Funny! Amazing! Fascinating!” (Die Welt), “Humorous and Illuminating” (Indianite) and “Seriously playful! Shrink verity!” (Village Voice) in its exploration of performance and identity, authority and gender, voyeurism, sexual exploitation, disclosure, and the boundaries between truth and fiction. The Department of Film, Video and New Media is proud to welcome home this alumna (KJ Mohr). 2003, Amie Siegel, USA, 92 min, 35mm.

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