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Film Programs
Affinities, or The Weight of Cinema
An Affinity for Constructivism

January 7 at 5:30
East Building Auditorium
Margaret Rorison in person

Historically, constructivism was an artistic philosophy specific to the early twentieth century that espoused the practice of art for the purpose of positive social change for the many, not just the few. Titles in this program offer a contemporary cinematic rendition of the term in both practice and interpretation. Included are Kinonedelja No. 33 (Dziga Vertov, 1919, on loan from the collection of the Austrian Film Museum), Genet parle d’Angela Davis (Carole Roussopoulos, 1970, with thanks to Centre audiovisuel Simone de Beauvoir), One Document for Hope (Margaret Rorison, 2016), and We Demand (Everson and Claudrena Harold, 2016), among others. (Total running time 53 minutes)

image from One Document for Hope
Margaret Rorison, 2016
courtesy the artist

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