A Cinema of Physics and Perception: Understanding Symbols and Acquiring Knowledge - May 26th, 2006 in Chicago

From: Arturo Menchaca (email suppressed)
Date: Thu May 25 2006 - 00:17:09 PDT

Block Cinema presents

A Cinema of Physics and Perception

Week 9:
This Friday, May 26th, 2006
8 pm

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

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
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