16th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival



16th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival
September 10-17, 2009

Watch the Chicago Underground Film Festival Trailer from Jesse McLean on Vimeo.

Some highlights include…

At the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St, $10/5
9/11, 6:00pm > Jesse McLean’s Somewhere Only We Knowz
9/12, 3:00pm > Ben Russell’s Trypps #6 (Malobi)
9/12, 5:00pm > Steve Reinke, Christina Battle, Frederic Moffet, Robert Todd, Adele Horne
9/12, 9:15pm > Jodie Mack, Jo Dery, Jerzy Rose
9/13, 3:00pm > Basma al-Sharif’s We Began By Measuring Distance, Naomi Uman’s Kalendar
9/13, 7:00pm > A performance double-header, featuring a slide lecture of sorts by Bill Brown (and an electro mash by Sabine Gruffat) Plus a who-knows-what poetic musical video to-do by Baltimore magician Stephanie Barber.

9/11, 4:30-5:30pm, Flaxman Theater (room MC1307), Michigan Building/ SAIC, 112 S Michigan, FREE
Hot off the Gainseville Trail, Florida filmmaker Roger Beebe will present “a retooled two-projector version of his well-known Strip Mall Trilogy; Money Changes Everything, an elaborate three-projector meditation on Las Vegas; and the eight-projector magnum opus Last Light of a Dying Star. Made and projected in a variety of formats (video, 16mm, and super-8mm), the films combine found footage and Beebe’s own striking imagery of American landscapes, seen through the prism of technological change.”

9/12, 2-4:00pm, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, $10/8/6
MICRO-SYMPOSIUM: ART/SCIENCE/SPECTACLE (Anthony McCall, Paola Bertucci, Barbara Stafford in Person)
The artist who first made light material with his 1973 expanded cinema film “Line Describing A Cone” (poorly represented here) has a confab with a science historian and an art historian, sitting down to “trace the history of spectacle in art and science, and relate it to wide-ranging developments in consumer culture, optics, psychology, philosophy, and technology.”


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