Cinema Project Presents Beckett, Borque, and Sherman

From: Jeremy Rossen (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Dec 10 2007 - 13:23:14 PST

Howdy Frameworkers,

We hope you all are aware that our last show of the Fall calendar is tomorrow, Tuesday December 11 and Wednesday December 12th. We will be presenting a very rare chance to see a 16mm print of Samuel Beckett's Film with Buster Keaton! Also scheduled, and no less important, are Just Words by Louise Borque and Ten Films by Stuart Sherman. So brave the cold rain and meet us at the cinema!


Cinema Project
Autumn Campbell & Jeremy Rossen

December 11 + 12 2007
922 SE Ankeny [New American Art Union]
Portland Oregon
7:30 PM | $6
503 232 8269

Inventing Obscurities—
Beckett, Bourque, & Sherman

And all these questions I ask myself. It is not in a spirit of curiosity. I cannot be silent. About myself I need know nothing. Here all is clear. No, all is not clear. But the discourse must go on. So one invents obscurities. Rhetoric.—Samuel Beckett

Stuart Sherman's 10 films (Typewriting, Eating, Bridge Film and others) resemble his one-man shows through suggestive juxtapositions and intense physical presence. "Like riddles, jokes, koan, and paradoxes, Sherman's films operate on this edge of sense, in a world of wonder." (Sally Banes) In Just Words Louise Bourque explores the internal struggle of World War II generation women using home movie footage of her mother and sister alternating with footage from an intense performance of Samuel Beckett's Not I creating an unnerving and touching experience. Film was the only work that Samuel Beckett wrote specifically for the cinema. Starring Buster Keaton, and featuring no dialogue or music, Beckett explores the eighteenth century Irish philosopher Berkeley's dictum that "to be is to be perceived". Film has two characters, "O" or the "object", played by Keaton, who throughout the film is pursued by the subject "E" or the "camera-eye".

December 11 + 12 2007

Film by Samuel Beckett [1965, 16mm, b&w, sound, 22 min]
10 Films by Stuart Sherman [1980-87, 16mm, b&w/color, sound/silent, TRT 33 min]
Just Words by Louise Bourque [1991, 16mm, color, sound 10 min]

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