From: alvamel (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Apr 06 2006 - 09:13:08 PDT
Yes this helped.
You confirmed my estimation of how you were able to put together such a great package of work and lecturers. I was curious is there was a slim chance that the films could be packaged as set of reels with supporting text - that would then tour to various schools. It seems like this is a perfect opportunity to create interest from departments other than film, (Liturature, biophysics, history & etc.) thus generating support from wider audiences.
>From: Arturo Menchaca <email suppressed>
>Sent: Apr 6, 2006 3:18 AM
>To: email suppressed
>Subject: Re: A Cinema of Physics and Perception - Frequencies/Flicker: April 7, 2006 in Chicago
>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>.
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.