Film Studies Center: Films of Mark LaPore

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From the 1980s until his death in 2005, American filmmaker Mark LaPore turned his intense gaze towards documenting life across several continents, as well as virtual worlds.  Whether training his Super 8 camera on Sudanese life early in his career or documenting the faces and gestures of laborers during his travels in India and Sri Lanka, LaPore cemented a position not only as a master of the visual essay, but also as one of cinema’s keenest chroniclers of the wanderer’s impulse.  Renowned for his penetrating style, LaPore’s films achieve a rare blend of sensuousness and severity, mixing subtle observation with stark juxtapositions.

This screening brings together a selection of LaPore’s major works across three decades, including Crossroad (with Phil Solomon, 2005) and Mekong (2002). (16mm film and DVD, 84 minutes)

Curated by Ian Jones, Ph.D. candidate in Cinema and Media Studies, as part of the Graduate Student Curatorial Program at the Film Studies Center.



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