Experimental Film Works Screening by Roger Beebe

Nathaniel Draper ’12 writes in:

Wesleyan’s experimental film collective, Cinema Sorcery Front, hosts filmmaker Roger Beebe, whose films have shown around the globe from Sundance to the Museum of Modern Art and from McMurdo Station in Antarctica to the CBS Jumbotron in Times Square, brings a program of his recent mutli-projector films to Wesleyan for a fall 2011 tour. In these films Beebe explores the possibilities of using multiple projectors “running as many as 8 projectors simultaneously” for the creation of discrete works of expanded cinema.

The show builds from the relatively straightforward two-projector films “The Strip Mall Trilogy” and “TB TX DANCE” to the more elaborate three-projector studies “Money Changes Everything” and “AAAAA Motion Picture”, on finally to the eight-projector meditation on the mysteries of space, “Last Light of a Dying Star.”

  • Date: Thursday, October 6th
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Place: CFA Hall (Old Cinema between Zilkha and the Art Studios)
  • Cost: Free.99

Roger Beebe is a professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of Florida. Beebe has screened his films around the globe with recent solo shows at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Anthology Film Archives in New York, and dozens of other venues. He has won numerous awards including a 2009 Visiting Foreign Artists Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, a 2006 Individual Artist Grant from the State of Florida, and Best Experimental Film at the 2006 Chicago Underground Film Festival. In addition to his work as a filmmaker, he is also a film programmer: he ran Flicker, a festival of small gauge film in Chapel Hill, NC, from 1997-2000 and is currently Artistic Director of FLEX, the Florida Experimental Film Festival.

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