In conversation with Weerasethakul via Zoom.

Tuesday, September 12, 6:00 p.m. | Winner of the Palme D’Or at Cannes for his UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES (2010), Weerasethakul (MFA 1998, HON 2011) is a prolific maker of installations, feature films, and short film works. Working in a synthetic style that incorporates diverse influences, we consider a selection of his shorter films in the formation of a personal poetic cinema. Program: THIRDWORLD (1999, Thailand, 17 min.), EMERALD (2008, Thailand, 12 min.), VAPOUR (2015, Thailand, 21 min.), MOBILE MEN (2018, Thailand, 3 min.), and BLUE (pictured, 2018, Thailand, 17 min.). In conversation with Weerasethakul via Zoom.

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.

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