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Still from Elisabeth Subrin's Maria Schneider, 1983 courtesy Elisabeth Subrin and Manifest

Film Programs

Art Films and Special Screenings

Focus On: Elisabeth Subrin

Screening with Elisabeth Subrin and Stephanie Barber in person

  • Saturday, February 18, 2023
  • 2:00 p.m.
  • East Building Auditorium

Registration Required

Registration is required and opens at noon on Friday, February 10.

Three short, award-winning films by Elisabeth Subrin are presented and discussed in person by the artist:

Maria Schneider, 1983, featuring internationally renowned actresses Manal Issa, Aïssa Maïga, and Isabel Sandoval, each recreating a 1983 French TV interview with actor Maria Schneider about gender disparity and abuse in the film industry (2022, 25 minutes);

Sweet Ruin, an experimental adaptation of Michelangelo Antonioni’s unrealized script from the late 1960s, Technically Sweet (2008, 10 minutes); and

The Fancy, a speculative work that explores the life of Francesca Woodman, evoked by the published catalogues of and about her photographs (2000, 35 minutes).

“Subrin is known for her restagings of films and figures that switch out the background for the foreground, illuminating the ideologies of different eras and bringing the past fully into the present that it haunts” – B. Ruby Rich.