Tuesday, October 10, 6:00 p.m. | Third in the POSTWAR film trilogy, after DISPLACED PERSON and COOPERATION OF PARTS (screening September 26), PERSISTENCE is a meditation on the time just after a great historical event, about what is common to moments such as these, about the continuous and discontinuous threads of history. PERSISTENCE does away with conventional thinking about linear time and reconfigures our relationship to historical and durational experience. Using archival materials as well as film shot for some future archive, the prevailing consciousness of ‘history’—its multiple narratives and appearances—is always close at hand.

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