. Conversations at the Edge (CATE)


September 20, 6:00 pm September 22, 12:30 pm Introduced by curators Lori Felker and Mark Toscano! Renowned for their exuberance and inventive cinematic wit, Robert Nelson’s films established him as a leading member of the West Coast avant-garde and post-Beat culture of the ‘60s and ‘70s.  These two programs of different works pair recently restored […]

Thursday – WU TSANG & WILDNESS!!

September 13, 6:00 p.m Due to unforeseen circumstances, artist Wu Tsang will be joining us live via Skype instead of in person.  We apologize for any inconvenience (but hope you will still join us!) Image from Wildness (Wu Tsang, 2012). Courtesy of the artist. Rooted in the tropical underground of Los Angeles nightlife, magical realism […]

CATE Returns September 13!

Conversations at the Edge  returns to the big screen Thursday, September 13 with the Chicago premiere of artist and filmmaker Wu Tsang’s documentary feature Wildness. Additional highlights include appearances by Brenna Murphy, Laida Lertxundi, Vincent Grenier, Lawrence Jordan, John Akomfrah, and former TVTV members Allen Rucker and Tom Weinberg. Other highlights include films by the […]

An Interview with Tomonari Nishikawa by Tom McCormack

April 12, 2012 Tomonari Nishikawa, Tokyo-Ebisu (2010). Courtesy the artist. Tom McCormack in conversation with Tomonari Nishikawa on the occasion of the screening “Tomonari Nishikawa & Small-Gauge Japan,” a program of Super 8 film. Tom: Many of your films take advantage of a specific formal technique or a set of specific formal techniques. How do […]

James Benning: Twenty Cigarettes

April 19, 6:00 p.m. | James Benning in person! James Benning, Twenty Cigarettes (2011). Courtesy the artist. Celebrated for his minimal, monumental landscape studies, James Benning turns to the intimacy of the portrait in his latest film, Twenty Cigarettes. Referencing Warhol’s screen tests, 1930’s Hollywood glamour, and the disappearing cigarette break, the film captures 20 […]

Yvonne Rainer: Lives of Performers

April 12, 6:00 p.m. | Yvonne Rainer in person! Yvonne Rainer, Lives of Performers (1972). Courtesy Zeitgeist Films. Join us for an evening with filmmaker, choreographer, and poet Yvonne Rainer and a rare screening of her acclaimed first feature, Lives of Performers, shown from a pristine new print.  Embodying Rainer’s aesthetic rigor and wit, the film […]

An Interview with Steve Anker by Jennifer Breckner

  February 17, 2012 Jennifer Breckner in conversation with Steve Anker on the occasion of the screening “Radical Light,” a program of works that grows out of a decade-long research project into the history of experimental film and video in the Bay Area helmed by curators at the Pacific Film Archive and CalArts.     […]

Handsworth Songs

April 5, 6:00 p.m. John Akomfrah/Black Audio Film Collective, Handsworth Songs (1986). Courtesy the artists and LUX, London. Founded against the backdrop of rising neo-fascism, police brutality, and extreme racial unrest of 1980s Britain, the Black Audio Film Collective (BAFC) produced some of the period’s most poetic and provocative works before disbanding in the 1990s. […]

An Interview with Basma Alsharif and Tirtza Even by Susan Mamoun

Basma Alsharif, The Story of Milk and Honey (2011) Feburary 9, 2012 Susan Mamoun in conversation with Basma Alsharif and Tirtza Even on the occasion of the screening “We Began by Measuring Distance,” a program of works reflecting on home and distance by women from or connected to Palestine, curated by Tirtza Even. Susan: Where […]

Brent Green: Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then

March 29, 6:00 p.m. & March 31, 12:30 p.m. | Brent Green in person! Brent Green, Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then (2010). Courtesy the artist. Brent Green’s folk-punk films interweave drawing, puppets, hand-built sets, and stop-motion animation to spin tales of transformation and loss. For two appearances Green presents his acclaimed animated feature Gravity Was […]

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