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Morgan Fisher in person! Film Series : Conversations at the Edge Spring 2019

Morgan Fisher

1970-2017, Morgan Fisher, USA, ca. 75 min.

Show Times

  • Thu, Feb 28th 6:00pm

Morgan Fisher, artist and filmmaker, will discuss his recent work in painting and photography, then present a selection of films, including STANDARD GAUGE (1984) and the Chicago premiere of ANOTHER MOVIE (2017). STANDARD GAUGE, a single take except for the titles, shows in close-up pieces of 35mm film (“standard gauge”) that Fisher collected during his time as an editor in Hollywood as he comments on them. ANOTHER MOVIE is a pendant to Bruce Conner’s found-footage classic, A MOVIE (1958). ANOTHER MOVIE uses all of Ottorino Respighi’s symphonic poem "Pines of Rome" (1924), which Conner’s film uses only part of, and includes a scene to illustrate the part of the music that Conner omitted. The long intervals of black elsewhere in the film let the viewer imagine the scenes that Respighi wanted his music to describe, but such is the power of Conner’s film that viewers may visualize scenes from it instead. Multiple formats. (Morgan Fisher)

Artist Morgan Fisher is scheduled to appear for audience discussion.