Shadows, Specters, and Shards: Making History in Avant-Garde Film: El Dia Que Me Quieras & Eureka

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | October 6, 2005

Thursday, October 6, 2005, 6pm

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Author and filmmaker Jeffrey Skoller in person!

To celebrate the release of FVNM faculty member Jeffrey Skoller’s new book Shadows Specters Shards: Making History in Avant-Garde Film, we are delighted to offer this first of three evenings of films discussed in the book. Yvonne Rainer calls Shadows, Specters and Shards, “A passionate and close reading of a body of previously neglected avant-garde films…revealed to be at the cutting edge of some of the most significant social and intellectual debates of the last three decades.”

Tonight’s films: Leandro Katz’s El dia que me quieras (1998), a meditation on the photograph of Che Guevara’s corpse that was transmitted around the world upon his death, and Ernie Gehr’s Eureka (1974), in which the filmmaker acts as an archeologist using footage depicting Market Street, San Francisco around the turn of the century. 1974-1998, various directors, Argentina/USA, ca. 60 mins, 16mm.

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