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Tuesday, November 1 MONTH

6:45 PM
DEMON SEED + Ericka Beckman + Soda_Jerk

This screening is part of: SCREEN SLATE PRESENTS: THE MEDIUM IS THE MASSACRE

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Donald Cammell
DEMON SEED
1977, 94 min, 35mm
Scottish filmmaker Donald Cammell (PERFORMANCE) directs this idiosyncratic body horror technothriller based on a novel by Dean Koontz. Julie Christie stars as the recently estranged wife of an obsessive computer scientist whose AI, PROTEUS IV, locks Christie in the couple’s smarthome and attempts to artificially inseminate her with genetic material possessing the computer’s accrued superintelligence. It’s basically a one woman, one computer show, and if it sounds absurd, it is; but Christie sells it with a characteristically brilliant performance. There’s arguably something wittingly subversive about the way PROTEUS IV explicitly mirrors the gender bias of its male creator; that is to say, DEMON SEED recognizes code is neither apolitical nor gender neutral.

Christie aside, the most noteworthy aspect of DEMON SEED is the astonishing animation by experimental film legend Jordan Belson, Bo Gehring, and overlooked computer art pioneer Ron Hays – whose early ‘70s art bona fides include residency at WGBH alongside Nam June Paik and performances with the Paik-Abe video synthesizer at The Kitchen. Hays’s work with the Scanimate computer/video synthesizer is instantly recognizable in commercial video from the period (perhaps most awesomely the psychedelic afrofuturist video for Earth, Wind & Fire’s “Let’s Groove”). According to a 1982 issue of American Cinematographer, Hays’s work on DEMON SEED “was perhaps the first [Hollywood] film to integrate video with other special effect film processes.”

With:
Ericka Beckman HIATUS (SINGLE SCREEN VERSION 1) (1999, 21 min, 16mm-to-digital)
In the experimental narrative HIATUS, rendered in Beckman’s distinctively sparse yet colorful style with stunning live and CGI animations, a woman’s journey through a peaceful online environment is threatened by the internet’s most invasive species: men. When the work was originally conceived, Massive Multiplayer Online Games had yet to break the mainstream, and virtual worlds like Second Life were many years away. Viewed today, HIATUS can be appreciated as a prescient work about the roles of competition and capital in games, and even more so, networked culture’s fraught gender dynamics and how they interface with digital utopias, identity constructs, freedom, and empowerment.

Soda_Jerk UNDADDY MAINFRAME (2014, 1 min, digital)
“Revisits the feminist malware of pioneering Australian art collective VNS Matrix. In this recombinant work the collective’s seminal text ‘A Cyberfeminist Manifesto for the 21st Century’ (1991) is recoded via instructional computer videos of the 1990s.” –Soda_Jerk

Total running time: ca. 120 min.

7:30 PM
SHOOT SHOOT SHOOT, PROGRAM 4: MALCOLM LE GRICE: NEW BFI RESTORATIONS

This screening is part of: SHOOT SHOOT SHOOT: THE LONDON FILM-MAKERS’ CO-OP

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9:15 PM
THE LAWNMOWER MAN + Faith Holland

This screening is part of: SCREEN SLATE PRESENTS: THE MEDIUM IS THE MASSACRE

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Wednesday, November 2

6:45 PM
VIDEODROME + Douglas Davis

This screening is part of: SCREEN SLATE PRESENTS: THE MEDIUM IS THE MASSACRE

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7:30 PM
THOMAS BERNHARD – THREE DAYS

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9:15 PM
BRAINSCAN + Daniel Lopatin & Jon Rafman + Kristin Lucas

This screening is part of: SCREEN SLATE PRESENTS: THE MEDIUM IS THE MASSACRE

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Thursday, November 3

6:45 PM
ANGUISH + Kerry Laitala

This screening is part of: SCREEN SLATE PRESENTS: THE MEDIUM IS THE MASSACRE

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7:30 PM
MONO NO AWARE X: CAROLEE SCHNEEMANN

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9:00 PM
POLTERGEIST + Michael Robinson

This screening is part of: SCREEN SLATE PRESENTS: THE MEDIUM IS THE MASSACRE

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Friday, November 4

7:00 PM,
9:15 PM
THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES
by Brett Story
2016, 90 min, digital

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7:15 PM
DEMONS + Peter Tscherkassky & Takeshi Murata

This screening is part of: SCREEN SLATE PRESENTS: THE MEDIUM IS THE MASSACRE

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9:45 PM
DEMONS 2 + Tommy Turner [Tommy Turner in person!]

This screening is part of: SCREEN SLATE PRESENTS: THE MEDIUM IS THE MASSACRE

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Saturday, November 5

3:15 PM
EC: GEORGES MÉLIÈS, PROGRAM #1

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4:00 PM
THE LAWNMOWER MAN + Faith Holland

This screening is part of: SCREEN SLATE PRESENTS: THE MEDIUM IS THE MASSACRE

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4:45 PM,
7:00 PM,
9:15 PM
THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES
by Brett Story
2016, 90 min, digital

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6:45 PM
POLTERGEIST + Michael Robinson

This screening is part of: SCREEN SLATE PRESENTS: THE MEDIUM IS THE MASSACRE

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9:30 PM
RAPTURE / ARREBATO
by Iván Zulueta
In Spanish with English subtitles, 1979, 105 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: SCREEN SLATE PRESENTS: THE MEDIUM IS THE MASSACRE

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Sunday, November 6

3:00 PM
DEMON SEED + Ericka Beckman + Soda_Jerk

This screening is part of: SCREEN SLATE PRESENTS: THE MEDIUM IS THE MASSACRE

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3:15 PM
EC: GEORGES MÉLIÈS, PROGRAM #2

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4:45 PM,
7:00 PM,
9:15 PM
THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES
by Brett Story
2016, 90 min, digital

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5:30 PM
CORY ARCANGEL + UNFRIENDED

This screening is part of: SCREEN SLATE PRESENTS: THE MEDIUM IS THE MASSACRE

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9:00 PM
VIDEODROME + Douglas Davis

This screening is part of: SCREEN SLATE PRESENTS: THE MEDIUM IS THE MASSACRE

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Monday, November 7

6:45 PM
THE LAWNMOWER MAN + Faith Holland

This screening is part of: SCREEN SLATE PRESENTS: THE MEDIUM IS THE MASSACRE

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7:00 PM,
9:15 PM
THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES
by Brett Story
2016, 90 min, digital

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9:00 PM
TERRORVISION + Max Almy

This screening is part of: SCREEN SLATE PRESENTS: THE MEDIUM IS THE MASSACRE

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Tuesday, November 8

6:45 PM
BRAINSCAN + Daniel Lopatin & Jon Rafman + Kristin Lucas

This screening is part of: SCREEN SLATE PRESENTS: THE MEDIUM IS THE MASSACRE

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7:00 PM,
9:15 PM
THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES
by Brett Story
2016, 90 min, digital

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9:00 PM
DEMON SEED + Ericka Beckman + Soda_Jerk

This screening is part of: SCREEN SLATE PRESENTS: THE MEDIUM IS THE MASSACRE

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Wednesday, November 9

6:00 PM
NEWFILMMAKERS

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7:00 PM,
9:15 PM
THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES
by Brett Story
2016, 90 min, digital

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Thursday, November 10

7:30 PM
THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES + Panel Discussion
by Brett Story
2016, 90 min, digital

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Friday, November 11

6:30 PM
INVASION
by Hugo Santiago
In Spanish with projected English subtitles, 1969, 123 min, 35mm, b&w

This screening is part of: MEMORABLE FANTASIES: JORGE LUIS BORGES & ADOLFO BIOY CASARES ON FILM

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6:45 PM
PULSE + Jon Rafman

This screening is part of: SCREEN SLATE PRESENTS: THE MEDIUM IS THE MASSACRE

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9:15 PM
THE SPIDER’S STRATAGEM
by Bernardo Bertolucci
In Italian with English subtitles, 1970, 100 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: MEMORABLE FANTASIES: JORGE LUIS BORGES & ADOLFO BIOY CASARES ON FILM

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9:30 PM
DEMONS + Peter Tscherkassky & Takeshi Murata

This screening is part of: SCREEN SLATE PRESENTS: THE MEDIUM IS THE MASSACRE

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Saturday, November 12

3:00 PM
CELINE AND JULIE GO BOATING
by Jacques Rivette
In French with English subtitles, 1974, 193 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: MEMORABLE FANTASIES: JORGE LUIS BORGES & ADOLFO BIOY CASARES ON FILM

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3:15 PM
EC: GEORGES MÉLIÈS, PROGRAM #3

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4:45 PM
ANGUISH + Kerry Laitala

This screening is part of: SCREEN SLATE PRESENTS: THE MEDIUM IS THE MASSACRE

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6:45 PM
ORIBE’S CRIME
by Leopoldo Torre Nilsson & Leopoldo Torre Ríos
In Spanish with projected English subtitles, 1950, 85 min, 16mm, b&w

This screening is part of: MEMORABLE FANTASIES: JORGE LUIS BORGES & ADOLFO BIOY CASARES ON FILM

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7:30 PM
RE-VISIONS: PEGGY AHWESH: PROGRAM 1

This screening is part of: RE-VISIONS: AMERICAN EXPERIMENTAL FILM 1975-90

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9:00 PM
THE OTHERS
by Hugo Santiago
In French with projected English subtitles, 1974, 127 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: MEMORABLE FANTASIES: JORGE LUIS BORGES & ADOLFO BIOY CASARES ON FILM

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Sunday, November 13

3:45 PM
PANDORA’S BOX
by Georg Wilhelm Pabst
1929, 109 min, 35mm, b&w, silent

This screening is part of: MEMORABLE FANTASIES: JORGE LUIS BORGES & ADOLFO BIOY CASARES ON FILM

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4:15 PM
PULSE + Jon Rafman

This screening is part of: SCREEN SLATE PRESENTS: THE MEDIUM IS THE MASSACRE

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6:45 PM
LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD
by Alain Resnais
In French with English subtitles, 1961, 94 min, 35mm, b&w

This screening is part of: MEMORABLE FANTASIES: JORGE LUIS BORGES & ADOLFO BIOY CASARES ON FILM

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7:30 PM
RE-VISIONS: PEGGY AHWESH: PROGRAM 2

This screening is part of: RE-VISIONS: AMERICAN EXPERIMENTAL FILM 1975-90

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9:00 PM
ON TOP OF THE WHALE
by Raúl Ruiz
In English, Dutch, and French with English subtitles, 1982, 93 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: MEMORABLE FANTASIES: JORGE LUIS BORGES & ADOLFO BIOY CASARES ON FILM

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Monday, November 14

7:00 PM
FLAHERTY NYC: WILD SOUNDS, PROGRAM 4: WORD PLAY

This screening is part of: FLAHERTY NYC PRESENTS: WILD SOUNDS

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7:15 PM
MAN ON PINK CORNER
by René Múgica
In Spanish with projected English subtitles, 1962, 70 min, 35mm, b&w

This screening is part of: MEMORABLE FANTASIES: JORGE LUIS BORGES & ADOLFO BIOY CASARES ON FILM

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9:00 PM
DEATH AND THE COMPASS
by Alex Cox
1992, 86 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: MEMORABLE FANTASIES: JORGE LUIS BORGES & ADOLFO BIOY CASARES ON FILM

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Tuesday, November 15

7:00 PM
UNDERWORLD
by Josef von Sternberg
1927, 81 min, 35mm, b&w, silent

This screening is part of: MEMORABLE FANTASIES: JORGE LUIS BORGES & ADOLFO BIOY CASARES ON FILM

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7:30 PM
BARBARA MOORE PRESENTS ‘STOCKHAUSEN’S ORIGINALE: DOUBLETAKES,’ EXPANDED
by Peter Moore
1964/94, 30 min, 16mm, b&w

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9:00 PM
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
by Philippe de Broca
In French with English subtitles, 1979, 104 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: MEMORABLE FANTASIES: JORGE LUIS BORGES & ADOLFO BIOY CASARES ON FILM

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Wednesday, November 16

7:00 PM
BALNEARIOS
by Mariano Llinás
In Spanish with English subtitles, 2002, 80 min, digital

This screening is part of: MEMORABLE FANTASIES: JORGE LUIS BORGES & ADOLFO BIOY CASARES ON FILM

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7:15 PM,
9:00 PM
THE ILLINOIS PARABLES
by Deborah Stratman
U.S., 2016, 60 min, 16mm

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9:15 PM
ORIBE’S CRIME
by Leopoldo Torre Nilsson & Leopoldo Torre Ríos
In Spanish with projected English subtitles, 1950, 85 min, 16mm, b&w

This screening is part of: MEMORABLE FANTASIES: JORGE LUIS BORGES & ADOLFO BIOY CASARES ON FILM

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Thursday, November 17

6:45 PM
THE SPIDER’S STRATAGEM
by Bernardo Bertolucci
In Italian with English subtitles, 1970, 100 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: MEMORABLE FANTASIES: JORGE LUIS BORGES & ADOLFO BIOY CASARES ON FILM

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7:15 PM,
9:00 PM
THE ILLINOIS PARABLES
by Deborah Stratman
U.S., 2016, 60 min, 16mm

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9:15 PM
MAN ON PINK CORNER
by René Múgica
In Spanish with projected English subtitles, 1962, 70 min, 35mm, b&w

This screening is part of: MEMORABLE FANTASIES: JORGE LUIS BORGES & ADOLFO BIOY CASARES ON FILM

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Friday, November 18

7:00 PM
DEATH AND THE COMPASS
by Alex Cox
1992, 86 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: MEMORABLE FANTASIES: JORGE LUIS BORGES & ADOLFO BIOY CASARES ON FILM

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7:15 PM,
9:00 PM
THE ILLINOIS PARABLES
by Deborah Stratman
U.S., 2016, 60 min, 16mm

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9:15 PM
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
by Philippe de Broca
In French with English subtitles, 1979, 104 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: MEMORABLE FANTASIES: JORGE LUIS BORGES & ADOLFO BIOY CASARES ON FILM

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Saturday, November 19

3:30 PM
LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD
by Alain Resnais
In French with English subtitles, 1961, 94 min, 35mm, b&w

This screening is part of: MEMORABLE FANTASIES: JORGE LUIS BORGES & ADOLFO BIOY CASARES ON FILM

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5:30 PM,
7:15 PM,
9:00 PM
THE ILLINOIS PARABLES
by Deborah Stratman
U.S., 2016, 60 min, 16mm

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5:45 PM
THE OTHERS
by Hugo Santiago
In French with projected English subtitles, 1974, 127 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: MEMORABLE FANTASIES: JORGE LUIS BORGES & ADOLFO BIOY CASARES ON FILM

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9:15 PM
INVASION
by Hugo Santiago
In Spanish with projected English subtitles, 1969, 123 min, 35mm, b&w

This screening is part of: MEMORABLE FANTASIES: JORGE LUIS BORGES & ADOLFO BIOY CASARES ON FILM

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Sunday, November 20

5:00 PM
PANDORA’S BOX
by Georg Wilhelm Pabst
1929, 109 min, 35mm, b&w, silent

This screening is part of: MEMORABLE FANTASIES: JORGE LUIS BORGES & ADOLFO BIOY CASARES ON FILM

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5:30 PM,
7:15 PM,
9:00 PM
THE ILLINOIS PARABLES
by Deborah Stratman
U.S., 2016, 60 min, 16mm

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8:00 PM
CELINE AND JULIE GO BOATING
by Jacques Rivette
In French with English subtitles, 1974, 193 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: MEMORABLE FANTASIES: JORGE LUIS BORGES & ADOLFO BIOY CASARES ON FILM

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Monday, November 21

6:30 PM
FACTORY DETOUR: REASSEMBLING THE LINE: PROGRAM 1: SUNDAY REST: THREE FILMS BY VÁZQUEZ/ARRIETA

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7:15 PM,
9:00 PM
THE ILLINOIS PARABLES
by Deborah Stratman
U.S., 2016, 60 min, 16mm

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9:15 PM
FACTORY DETOUR: REASSEMBLING THE LINE: PROGRAM 2: TRACTORA COOP: WORK SAMPLES 2014-16

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Tuesday, November 22

7:00 PM
UNDERWORLD
by Josef von Sternberg
1927, 81 min, 35mm, b&w, silent

This screening is part of: MEMORABLE FANTASIES: JORGE LUIS BORGES & ADOLFO BIOY CASARES ON FILM

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7:15 PM,
9:00 PM
THE ILLINOIS PARABLES
by Deborah Stratman
U.S., 2016, 60 min, 16mm

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9:15 PM
LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD
by Alain Resnais
In French with English subtitles, 1961, 94 min, 35mm, b&w

This screening is part of: MEMORABLE FANTASIES: JORGE LUIS BORGES & ADOLFO BIOY CASARES ON FILM

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Wednesday, November 23

6:00 PM,
6:00 PM
NEWFILMMAKERS

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Friday, November 25

7:00 PM,
9:00 PM
BADEN BADEN
by Rachel Lang
France/Belgium, In French with English subtitles, 2016, 94 min, digital

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7:15 PM
A SHORT FILM ABOUT LOVE
by Krzysztof Kieślowski
In Polish with English subtitles, 1988, 86 min, 35mm-to-DCP

This screening is part of: VOYEURISM, SURVEILLANCE, AND IDENTITY IN THE CINEMA

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9:15 PM
BODY DOUBLE
by Brian De Palma
1984, 114 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: VOYEURISM, SURVEILLANCE, AND IDENTITY IN THE CINEMA

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Saturday, November 26

3:15 PM
EC: MARIE MENKEN

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5:00 PM,
7:00 PM,
9:00 PM
BADEN BADEN
by Rachel Lang
France/Belgium, In French with English subtitles, 2016, 94 min, digital

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7:15 PM
THE SLEEPERS + DOIN’ TIME IN TIMES SQUARE

This screening is part of: VOYEURISM, SURVEILLANCE, AND IDENTITY IN THE CINEMA

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9:15 PM
A SHORT FILM ABOUT LOVE
by Krzysztof Kieślowski
In Polish with English subtitles, 1988, 86 min, 35mm-to-DCP

This screening is part of: VOYEURISM, SURVEILLANCE, AND IDENTITY IN THE CINEMA

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Sunday, November 27

3:15 PM
EC: MARIE MENKEN, PROGRAM 2

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4:00 PM
A SHORT FILM ABOUT LOVE
by Krzysztof Kieślowski
In Polish with English subtitles, 1988, 86 min, 35mm-to-DCP

This screening is part of: VOYEURISM, SURVEILLANCE, AND IDENTITY IN THE CINEMA

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5:00 PM,
7:00 PM,
9:00 PM
BADEN BADEN
by Rachel Lang
France/Belgium, In French with English subtitles, 2016, 94 min, digital

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6:00 PM
BODY DOUBLE
by Brian De Palma
1984, 114 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: VOYEURISM, SURVEILLANCE, AND IDENTITY IN THE CINEMA

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8:30 PM
THE SLEEPERS + DOIN’ TIME IN TIMES SQUARE

This screening is part of: VOYEURISM, SURVEILLANCE, AND IDENTITY IN THE CINEMA

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Monday, November 28

7:00 PM,
9:00 PM
BADEN BADEN
by Rachel Lang
France/Belgium, In French with English subtitles, 2016, 94 min, digital

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7:00 PM
FLAHERTY NYC: WILD SOUNDS, PROGRAM 5: WOMEN’S WORK

This screening is part of: FLAHERTY NYC PRESENTS: WILD SOUNDS

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Tuesday, November 29

7:00 PM,
9:00 PM
BADEN BADEN
by Rachel Lang
France/Belgium, In French with English subtitles, 2016, 94 min, digital

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7:00 PM
NYWIFT PRESENTS: AMERICA 1979 + SENSE THE WIND

This screening is part of: NEW YORK WOMEN IN FILM & TELEVISION PRESENTS

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Wednesday, November 30

7:00 PM,
9:00 PM
BADEN BADEN
by Rachel Lang
France/Belgium, In French with English subtitles, 2016, 94 min, digital

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7:30 PM
SHOW & TELL: FERN SILVA

This screening is part of: SHOW & TELL: KELLY SEARS, FERN SILVA, DAÏCHI SAÏTO

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