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WHAT IS CINEMA?

Sat, Feb 8, 2014
at 1 PM (World Trade Center Theater)
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Fri, Feb 14, 2014
at 8:30 PM (World Trade Center Theater)
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WHAT IS CINEMA?

DIRECTOR: Chuck Workman - UNITED STATES

Chuck Workman is best known for creating unforgettable Oscar montage sequences. In What is Cinema?, he shares his understanding and love of avant-garde cinematic language by creating a visual essay out of clips from films that have pushed the boundaries of the art form. Woven among them are new and archival interviews with a pantheon of personal filmmakers that provide food for thought on where cinema might be headed. Workman’s interview subjects include the likes of Mike Leigh, Jonas Mekas, Yvonne Rainer, David Lynch, video artist Bill Viola, Kelly Reichardt, Costa-Gavras, Ken Jacobs, and Michael Moore, who consider key artists from Chantal Akerman to Andy Warhol, along with vintage interviews with Robert Bresson, Alfred Hitchcock, Akira Kurosawa, and many others. (80 mins.)

Filmography: Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol (90), Jonas Mekas and the (Mostly) American Avant-Garde Cinema (09), Visionaries (10).

Sponsored by the Portland State University English Department and the NWFC School of Film.



Interests: Art, Documentary/Narrative.

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