From: Arturo Menchaca (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Apr 06 2006 - 03:18:51 PDT
Do you mean just the Frequencies/Flicker program or the entire series?
I guess either way, you can easily rent the films. We got our prints
from all the big name distributors: Canyon Cinema in San Francisco, the
Film-makers' Coop in NY, LUX in London, and Light Cone in Paris. A few
here and there we got directly from the filmmakers or from smaller
distributors, but most can be found from those sources.
If you also meant the speakers as part of the package, that's not
likely, as most of them are professors here at Northwestern University
who have agreed to speak largely because it's an intra-university
academic event. As for the other speakers, I've asked them to speak
because they have close connections either to Northwestern University
or to the Chicago experimental film scene. Of course I can't say
definitively whether any of the speakers would or would not be willing
to travel to speak at a similar program or series, but it's more
difficult than just renting prints of the films.
Hope that helped. Let me know if you have more questions!
Student Programming Committee Chairman
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
Tel: (847) 491.5802
Fax: (847) 491.2261
On Apr 5, 2006, at 2:49 PM, alvamel wrote:
> Hi Arturo,
> Any possibility that this program will make it to the West Coast? Or
> be available as a tour package that my film department could rent?
> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Arturo Menchaca <email suppressed>
>> Sent: Apr 5, 2006 11:19 AM
>> To: email suppressed
>> Subject: A Cinema of Physics and Perception - Frequencies/Flicker:
>> April 7, 2006 in Chicago
>> Block Cinema presents
>> A Cinema of Physics and Perception
>> Week 2:
>> This Friday, April 7th, 2006
>> 8 pm
>> The Flicker (Tony Conrad, 1966, 30 min.)
>> Raindance (Standish Lawder, 1972, 16 min.)
>> Ray Gun Virus (Paul Sharits, 1966, 14 min.)
>> Focusing on the fixed internal boundaries of a filmstrip, these
>> films highlight the perceived collision of one frame with the next,
>> frequencies with which these collisions can occur, and their effect on
>> our nervous system. Guest speaker: Professor Satoru Suzuki,
>> Northwestern University, Department of Psychology and Institute for
>> WARNING: These films contain flickering and strobing effects. People
>> afflicted with photosensitive epilepsy may be at risk. There will be
>> 5 minute break between each film to allow the viewers to rest their
>> All screenings are at Block Cinema, located in the Pick-Laudati
>> Auditorium in the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern
>> University, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208.
>> Tickets are $6, or $4 for Block Museum members, students with ID, and
>> senior citizens. $20 for a season pass.
>> For more information on this series, visit
>> Arturo Menchaca
>> Student Programming Committee Chairman
>> Block Cinema
>> Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
>> Northwestern University
>> 40 Arts Circle Drive
>> Evanston, IL 60208
>> Tel: (847) 491.5802
>> Fax: (847) 491.2261
>> email suppressed
>> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.
> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.