Chicago - Fall 2008 Conversations at the Edge

From: Amy Beste (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Sep 03 2008 - 09:18:00 PDT

Hello all,

Missed the calendar deadline and just wanted to remind you all that
Conversations at the Edge¹s fall season begins tomorrow with a screening of
John Gianvito¹s Profit motive and the whispering wind (2007). Gianvito will
be present to talk about the film and his next project at the show. Program
details, notes, etc. can be found on our new website ‹

The rest of the season includes:
- a program of restored 35mm blow-ups by animator Robert Breer (9/11);
- a GLITCH-filled program of films and new media that celebrate the happy
accident, curated by Jon Satrom (9/18);
- an appearance by video artist and sculptor Dani Leventhal with a program
of new works (9/25);
- a 15-year, Chicago-centric retrospective of the Chicago Underground Film
Festival (10/02);
- an appearance by renowned experimental filmmaker Phil Solomon with a
series of videos that turn imagery from the game Grand Theft Auto to
stunningly poetic ends (10/09);
- a retrospective look at Miranda July¹s video ³chainletter² project, Joanie
4 Jackie (10/16);
- an appearance by video artist Omer Fast, winner of the 2008 Whitney
Biennial¹s Bucksbaum Award, with new work (10/23);
- an appearance by the UK collaborative duo, Semiconductor (Ruth Jarman and
Joe Gerhardt), with a slate of videos the Wire has dubbed ³experimental
meta-science fiction² (10/30);
- legendary feminist filmmaker and performance artist Carolee Schneemann
with a program of recently restored films and videos (11/6);
- Chicago-based filmmaker Deborah Stratman with a preview of her latest
feature, O¹er the Land, as part of the month-long Outer Ear Festival of
Sound (11/13);
- and celebrated Chicago animator Jim Trainor, with the world premiere of
two new films, The Presentation Theme (2008) and The Little Garden of
Herbert S. Zim (2008).

Hope to see some of you there!



Conversations at the Edge
Thursdays, 6pm
Gene Siskel Film Center (164 N. State / 312-846-2600)


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