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  • Screen/Society--AMI Showcase--"FILMISTORY.3"

    Series Name:

    AMI Showcase

    Presenter:

    Introduced by filmmaker Tom Whiteside (Q&A to follow)

    Sponsors:

    Program in Arts of the Moving Image (AMI) and Master of Fine Arts in Experimental & Documentary Arts (MFAEDA)

    Location:

    East Duke 209 - Map

    Cost:

    Free and Open to the Public!

    When:

    to

    Contact:

    Okazaki, Hank

    Email:

    hokazak@duke.edu

    Film Screening--"FILMISTORY.3" (Tom Whiteside, 2012, 16mm x 3, 55 minutes) -- This multi-projector, three screen film program is a rambunctious romp with spectacle and mystery and an unusual take on film history. Although it is about history the films are not shown in chronological order. Everything is "past." Subjects include a runaway horse, Queen Victoria's funeral, a review of American presidents, two English cathedrals, and a recital by Paderewski. The program includes more than 20 films over 100 years old (Blackton, Lumiere, Edison, Zecca, Melies, Porter) and an extended riff on the Odessa Steps sequence from Eisenstein's "Battleship Potemkin." This is a slightly updated version of FILMISTORY.2 which screened at the Strange Beauty Film Festival, February 2012. -- Q&A to follow w/ director Tom Whiteside.

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