From: Carlos Kase (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Apr 08 2008 - 11:02:28 PDT
You might want to look at Jean Vigo's Taris, roi de l'eau (1931) (aka Jean Taris, Swimming Champion) - beautiful, as one might expect. In more recent history, Robert Nelson's More (1971/1999) is a truly amazing auto-ethnographic film featuring an amateur softball game (with great sideburns) as its central dramatic/comedic action.
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From: Sarah Buccheri
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Sent: Monday, April 07, 2008 3:52 PM
Subject: Athletics vs. Aesthetics
I'm setting up a program for The Experimental Film/Video Series at Woodland Pattern Book Center here in Milwaukee and was wondering if anyone has some titles to suggest.
This program will address the question: What does a marginalized cultural force (underground and avant garde film/video) have to say about a dominant mainstream cultural force (competitive sport)? I began to think about art and sport after hearing a story in which the director of athletics at Princeton suggested that sport be made a topic for academic study, and that to study athletics is no different than studying other performative art forms. He received, along with the journalist reporting the story, many hostile reactions.
I am looking for short works that reference mainstream competitive sport in any way, even if they don't seem to relate to this general question.
UW-Milwaukee Dept. of Film, Video and New Genres
Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival
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