From: Arturo Menchaca (email suppressed)
Date: Thu May 25 2006 - 00:17:09 PDT
Block Cinema presents
A Cinema of Physics and Perception
UNDERSTANDING SYMBOLS & ACQUIRING KNOWLEDGE
This Friday, May 26th, 2006
The Riddle of Lumen (Stan Brakhage, 1972, U.S., 17 min., 16mm, silent)
Remedial Reading Comprehension (Owen Land, 1970, U.S., 5 min., 16mm)
Zorns Lemma (Hollis Frampton, 1970, U.S., 60 min., 16mm)
Film has a language all its own. We learn how to understand narrative
conventions and the plasticity of time and space as film constructs
them. However, Brakhage, Land, and Frampton all challenge the
conventions we have been taught. Here are three different ways of
reading film and obtaining knowledge that are more concerned with
symbols, light, and time than story or sentiment.
Guest speaker: Professor Tom Gunning, University of Chicago, Department
of Art History, Committee on Cinema & Media Studies
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
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
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.