. Conversations at the Edge (CATE)

Mike Hoolboom’s MARK

Thursday, October 22, 6pm | Mike Hoolboom in person! Image: Mike Hoolboom, Mark (2009). Image courtesy of the artist. “Society is not first of all a milieu for exchange where the essential would be to circulate or to cause to circulate, but rather a socius of inscription where the essential thing is to mark and […]

The Films of Bruce Conner

Thursday, April 16 & Friday, April 17, 6pm | Guests in person! Bruce Conner, A Movie (1958). Image courtesy of the Conner Family Trust. Explosive, elegiac, and ecstatic, the films of Bruce Conner (1933-2008) have had an enormous impact on film and pop culture, echoing through the rhythms of MTV, on-line remixes, and the use […]

A World Rattled of Habit: Films by Ben Rivers (and Karl Kels & Barry Kimm)

Thursday, April 2, 6pm | Ben Rivers in person! Ben Rivers, Astika (2006). Image courtesy of the artist. In the last three years, UK artist and filmmaker Ben Rivers has produced a series of rich, expressive portraits of people living on the wilderness fringes of Europe and the British Isles. Rivers builds a strong bond with […]

Through the Looking Glass: Videos by Cecelia Condit

Thursday, February 12, 2009, 6pm | Cecelia Condit in person! Cecelia Condit, Annie Lloyd (2008). Image courtesy of the artist. Since the early 1980s, Cecelia Condit has garnered acclaim for her sweetly gruesome stories of menaced and menacing women. Cultural critic Laura Kipnis calls Condit, “the most serious practitioner of the grotesque in video art” […]

In Between Days

Thursday, September 21, 2006, 6pm So Yong Kim in person! Winner at the Sundance and Berlin film festivals, SAIC alum So Yong Kim’s luminous debut feature is the delicately observed story of Aimie, a Korean teenager newly immigrated to Canada. Aimie lives with her single mother in a bleak Toronto housing block, killing time smoking, […]

Video Remains

Thursday, December 1, 6pm Alex Juhasz in person! In observance of World AIDS Day we’re glad to welcome documentarian Alex Juhasz with her recently completed video about the intersection between AIDS, the deterioration of video documentation and the complicated nature of collective and individual memory. Like much of Juhasz’s work, this tape is part homage, […]

Something More Than Night

Thursday, December 2, 2004, 8pm Screening in memory of George Roeder Daniel Eisenberg in person! Shot in Chicago’s public spaces; airports, train stations, malls, downtown offices, industrial zones and the many ethnic neighborhood that make the city, Something More Than Night articulates the daily nocturnal experience of a large international urban center, while creating through […]

Les Modeles de Pickpocket

Thursday, April 8, 2004, 8pm Babette Mangolte in person! Austere, wrenching and inimitable, the films of Robert Bresson are a touchstone for world cinephiles, and many regard Pickpocket (1959) as his greatest work. Babette Mangolte’s fascinating documentary offers startling insight into the guarded director’s creative process by tracking down the 1959 film’s principals, including Martin […]

The Subjective Landscape: Works by Alfred Guzzetti

Thursday, April 1, 2004, 8pm Alfred Guzzetti in person! From Shanghai to Calcutta to his own backyard, the cinema of Alfred Guzzetti finds the exotic in the commonplace and a meditative beauty in the ever-changing modern landscape.  Well known as a co-director of feature length documentaries, including Pictures From a Revolution and Family Portrait Sittings, […]

North on Evers

Thursday, February 26, 2004, 8pm The road movie, home movie, and personal diary are combined spectacularly in this captivating, subtle work by leading independent filmmaker James Benning (11 X 14; Landscape Suicide; The California Trilogy). Benning took a meandering, cross-country motorcycle trip and kept a diary; he then revisited, a year later, the sites and […]

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