. Conversations at the Edge (CATE)

Sisters in Cinema

Thursday, March 24, 2005, 8pm Yvonne Welbon in person! Yvonne Welbon’s films and videos work to create a stronger media presence for African-American women. Her award-winning biographical (Living with Pride: Ruth Ellis @ 100), autobiographical (Remembering Wei Yi Fang, Remembering Myself…) and narrative (Taste of Dirt) films have been screened on cable, public television, at […]

Living Megastructures

Thursday, March 17, 2005, 8pm Sabine Bitter & Helmut Weber in person! Austrian artists Sabine Bitter and Helmut Weber have been working in tandem since 1993 on projects addressing urban geographies, architectural representations and related visual politics. Their projects have included “Caracas, Hecho En Venezuela”, “Live like this!” and “CITYtransformer”, most recently, they mounted a […]

Brother to Brother

Thursday, March 10, 2005, 8:15pm Rodney Evans in person! Rodney Evans worked as a screenwriter and editor on numerous indie successes and made his autobiographical festival hit film, Close to Home, before writing and directing this award-winning feature. Brother To Brother, encountered popular and critical acclaim as it hit festivals last year and is enjoying […]

Films by Stephanie Barber

Thursday, March 3, 2005, 8:15pm Stephanie Barber in person! Prolific Milwaukee-based filmmaker and artist Stephanie Barber has been featured in solo shows at the New York Film Festival’s Views From the Avant-Garde and the Museum of Modern Art’s Cineprobe series and has established herself over the past decade as an extraordinary and singular filmmaker, winning […]

An Evening with Steve Reinke

Thursday, February 24, 2005, 8pm Steve Reinke in person! “Like being splashed in the puss with a BEDPAN of PLENTY!” — George Kuchar This evening’s screening will celebrate the release of acclaimed and controversial filmmaker Steve Reinke’s book Everybody Loves Nothing: Video 1996-2004. Reinke will present selections from his video work including: Painter, the reconstruction […]

An Animated Valentine

Thursday, February 17, 2005, 8pm Curator Jim Trainor in person! In the afterglow of Valentine’s Day, or its aftermath, we present ten animated films to tickle your spirits, or further crush them. Love is the subject, and many are the splendors, from Chuck Jones’ interspecies tearjerker Feed the Kitty (1952) to the excruciating first date […]


Thursday, February 10, 2005, 8pm 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 […]

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