Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 18:00
Thursday, April 11, 6:00 pm
“The Movie Starts When You Walk in the Front Door! A Talk on Documentary, Liveness, and the Magic of Cinema”
Rm 107, Multimedia Studio, Alan Wildeman Centre for Arts, 160 Freedom Way (across Freedom Way from the SoCA Armouries)
Free lecture. Everyone is welcome
Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green will explore the connections between filmmaking and live performance in this lecture that will also intersperse clips from his own work, including The Weather Underground, and many others. Green is renown for combining live music and narration in films such as A Thousand Thoughts (with live score by the Kronos Quartet) and The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller (with Yo La Tengo). The title lecture title is inspired by a slogan of the Fox movie theater chain back in the 1930s - making the point that a film is comprised of not just the images on a screen but also all of elements of the experience around that. In this talk Green will use excerpts from his own films to ask questions about the nature of the cinematic experience as well as the radical role of the ephemeral in a media landscape where almost every movie is now immediately accessible.
Sam Green’s website: //samgreen.to/