Ouyang and Cornejo in attendance.

Tuesday, October 3, 6:00 p.m. | Rea Tajiri’s HISTORY AND MEMORY (1991, USA, 32 min.) interweaves interviews, memorabilia, and the story of her father, who had been drafted pre-Pearl Harbor and returned to find his family’s house removed from its site. Throughout, she surveys the memories of the living and spirits of the dead. Cecilia Cornejo’s I WONDER WHAT YOU WILL REMEMBER OF SEPTEMBER (2004, USA, 27 min.) presents a haunting personal response to the events of September 11, 2001. With evocative imagery from both past and present, Cornejo weaves together her own fading childhood memories, her parents vivid recollections of the September 11, 1973 coup in Chile and post-9/11 conversations with her own young daughter, exploring how personal and collective histories intersect, as well as how trauma is lived and passed from one generation to the next. With THE________WORLD (pictured, 2021, USA, 18 min.) Peixuan Ouyang produces a personal essay about connection and disconnection, in and through different realities: diverse representations of real and imagined spaces and manufactured projections of personal and national identity. Ouyang and Cornejo in attendance.

Lecture SeriesOur fall Lecture Series celebrates 30 years of essential contributions to moving-image culture that alums from the Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation (FVNMA) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) have produced. The series traces a through-line from late 20th century media practices to current modes of production, giving particular emphasis to the ways independent moving image makers have both changed the conventions of filmmaking and adapted to the digital turn of the 21st century. Lecturer: Daniel EisenbergView full series.

Member Series Pass: Attend the series at a discounted rate - exclusively for Film Center members. The pass provides access to all 14 screenings with post-film lectures for a special $98 rate. Purchase your pass today!

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu