Screen/Society--Special Event--"An Evening with Experimental Filmmaker Roger Beebe"
Films for ONE to EIGHT projectors - multi-projector experiments by Roger Beebe.
Roger Beebe, whose films have shown around the globe from Sundance to the Museum of Modern Art and from McMurdo Station in Antarctica to the CBS Jumbotron in Times Square, brings his experimental films to Duke. In these films Beebe explores the possibilities of using multiple projectors - running as many as 8 projectors simultaneously - not for a free-form VJ-type experience, but for the creation of discrete works of expanded cinema. The show builds from the relatively straightforward two-projector films The Strip Mall Trilogy and TB TX DANCE to the more elaborate three-projector studies Money Changes Everything and AAAAA Motion Picture on finally to the eight-projector meditation on the mysteries of space, Last Light of a Dying Star.
-- "Beebe's films are both erudite and punk, lo-fi yet high-brow shorts that wrestle with a disfigured, contemporary American landscape," Wyatt Williams, Creative Loafing (Atlanta)
Made possible by generous support from the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation.
Cost: Free and open to the public.