Screen/Society--AMI Showcase--Alumni Filmmaker Homecoming Series--"Films for One to Eight Projectors: Multi-Projector Experiments by Roger Beebe (PhD '00)" [Filmmaker Q&A to follow!]
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
Film Screening: "Films for One to Eight Projectors: Multi-Projector Experiments by Roger Beebe"
For the first time since 2011, filmmaker/curator/professor Roger Beebe returns to Duke (where he received his PhD in 2000) as part of a 3-month, 3000-mile East Coast roadshow of his multiple-projector performances. The program features several premieres of new works alongside some of his best-known projector performances (including the six-projector show-stopping "Last Light of a Dying Star") and recent award-winning work in single-channel HD video. These works take on a range of strategies from formalist investigations of the materials of film to essayistic explorations of popular culture and a range of topics from the forbidden pleasures of men crying ("Historia Calamitatum (The Story of My Misfortunes)") and the secret logic of the book of Genesis ("Beginnings") to Las Vegas suicides ("Money Changes Everything") and the real spaces of the virtual economy ("Amazonia").