Conversations at the Edge: Wavelengths, in the blink of an eye
Thursday, March 21 2013, 18h
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N. State, Chicago, IL, USA
Curator Andréa Picard in person
Named for but also infinitely inspired by Michael Snow’s 1967 masterpiece, Wavelength, the Toronto International Film Festival’s avant-garde program presents films and videos that defy convention, suggest alternate ways of thinking, and sometimes re-emerge from a distant past in order to comment on the present. Curated by Andréa Picard, who has curated Wavelengths since 2006, this program is a Wavelengths compendium featuring a number of works from the 2012 line-up (including Nathaniel Dorsky’s August and After, Ernie Gehr’s Auto-Collider XV and Lonnie van Brummelen and Siebren de Haan’s View from the Acropolis which were all cited in the New York Times’ best films of the year wrap-up and screen as Chicago premieres) and highlights from previous editions, including a 35mm restored print from La Cinémathèque française of Henri Storck’s too-rarely seen 1929 Surrealist gem, Pour vos beaux yeux. Blinking is not encouraged!
- 349 (for Sol Lewitt) (Chris Kennedy, 2011)
- Pour vos beaux yeux (Henri Storck, 1929)
- Class Picture (Tito and Tito, 2011)
- Garden/ing (Eriko Sonoda, 2007)
- Slave Ship (T. Marie, 2010)
- Capitalism: Slavery (Ken Jacobs, 2007)
- View from the Acropolis (Lonnie van Brummelen and Siebren de Haan, 2012)
- Auto-Collider XV (Ernie Gehr, 2011)
- August and After (Nathaniel Dorsky, 2012)
Andréa Picard (b. 1977, Toronto, Canada) is a film curator and writer based in Toronto and Paris. For twelve years she was a member of the programming department at TIFF Cinematheque (née Cinematheque Ontario) and has been curating Wavelengths, the Toronto International Film Festival’s celebrated avant-garde series, since 2006. She also writes the “Film/Art” column for Cinema Scope magazine.