. Conversations at the Edge (CATE)

13 Films about Animals

Thursday, December 13, 2001, 6pm 1923-2001, various directors, France/Russia/USA, ca 110 min, various formats From the warm-and-fuzzy to the chilly-and-scaly, from the gently lyrical to the grimly pedagogical, these thirteen films feature dogs, cats, bats and bugs and the people who love them, or don’t. Programmed and presented in person by animation artist/professor Jim Trainor, […]

Cybernoia: Suicide Box and Fresh Kill

Thursday, December 6, 2001, 6pm CYBERNOIA:
 SUICIDE BOX 1996, Natalie Jeremijenko, USA, 13 min, video. and FRESH KILL 1994, Shu Lea Cheang, USA, 80 min, 35mm. Technology takes a sinister turn in these works, which alternately satirize and comment darkly upon the omnipresence of electronic telecommunications, surveillance video, and broadcast propaganda in contemporary life. Co-presented […]

Hapax Legomena: Special Effects, Remote Control, Ordinary Matter

Friday, November 30, 2001, 6pm 1971-1972, Hollis Frampton, USA, ca 76 min, 16mm A special presentation of the final three films that make up Hollis Frampton’s Hapax Legomena series: Special Effects (1972); Remote Control (1972); Ordinary Matter (1972).

Hapax Legomena: Nostalgia, Poetic Justice, Critical Mass, Traveling Matte

Thursday, November 29, 2001, 6pm 1971-1972, Hollis Frampton, USA, ca 125 min, 16mm In celebration of the School of the Art Institute’s recent acquisition of Hollis Frampton’s seminal avant-garde film (nostalgia), we are presenting the entire series of films, Hapax Legomena, of which (nostalgia) is only a part. Although (nostalgia) is one of the most […]


Thursday, November 15, 2001, 6 pm 2000, Montieth McCollum, USA, 92 min, 35mm Montieth McCollum in person! “A tricky and tremendous film that examines what work means to the soul: a topic that is particularly American.” (Elvis Mitchell, New York Times) “Hybrid is the most pleasingly unconventional documentary portrait in recent memory – McCollum with […]


Thursday, November 8, 2001, 6pm 1967-2001, various directors, Canada/Sweden/USA, ca 95 min, 16mm In association with the exhibition “Mortal” at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Betty Rymer Gallery, the Film Center presents a selection of independent and experimental works that engage the issues of death and dying. The Hangover (1967, Industrial safety […]

Kadar’s Kiss + Free Fall

Thursday, November 1, 2001, 6pm KADAR’S KISS 1997, Peter Forgács, Hungary, 45 min, 16mm and FREE FALL 1996, Peter Forgács, Hungary, 47 min, 16mm Hungarian filmmaker Peter Forgács is one of the most important independent documentary producers working in Europe today, developing a practice of image archaeology from collected home movie films and collective experience. […]

New Media Art by Art Jones

Thursday, October 26, 2001, 6pm 1990-2001, Art Jones, USA, ca 60 min, video Art Jones in person! An evening of film, video, CD-ROM, DVD, Internet… Art Jones has called himself a “media agnostic” and believes in a media practice that crosses the boundaries of form, genre, and discipline. There has never been a better time […]

Jovial Tales for Tragic Sensibilities

Thursday, October 18, 2001, 6pm 1982-2001, Jeanne C. Finley, USA, ca 60 min, video Jeanne C. Finley in person! This evening’s program presents a selection of videotapes and installation works by San Francisco-based artist Jeanne C. Finley. Playing at the boundaries of documentary and experimental forms, Finley regularly examines the idiosyncratic foibles and traumas of […]

Shellie Fleming / Zack Stiglicz

Thursday, October 11, 2001, 6pm Michelle Fleming and Zack Stiglicz in person! An evening of work committed to the exploration of the filmic image. In the long tradition of the American experimental and avant-garde cinema, both Fleming and Stiglicz plumb the photographic image for expression, for meaning and for its photographic beauty. This evening’s program […]

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