The Outer Ear Festival Of Sound: Frédéric Moffet & Jean Genet

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | November 9, 2006

Thursday, November 9, 2006, 6pm

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Frédéric Moffet in person!

CATE and the Outer Ear Festival of Sound team up to present this special screening of Frédéric Moffet’s award-winning video, Jean Genet in Chicago (2006) and Genet’s only film, the queer masterpiece Un Chant d’Amour (1950). Completed at the Experimental Sound Studio (the organization that puts on Outer Ear), Jean Genet in Chicago reimagines the events surrounding the 1968 National Democratic Convention in Chicago through Genet’s eyes—marching with the radicals while gazing at the cops’ uniformed thighs. Genet mines these tensions himself in the erotically-charged Un Chant d’Amour, which pits sexual desire against political power in the relationship between two male prisoners and their male guard. The Outer Ear Festival of Sound (November 3-22, 2006) is the only comprehensive interdisciplinary sonic arts festival in the Midwest. For more information, visit www.expsoundstudio.org. 1950-2006, various directors, France/USA, ca. 75 min, various formats.

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