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Film - Paul Sharits

When: Thursday, February 4, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM Central

Where: Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: $4.00 for Northwestern University faculty, staff and students with valid WildCARD; students from other schools with valid college/university ID; seniors 60 and older

$6.00 for the general public

$20.00 for a quarterly pass

Contact: Block Cinema Office   (847) 491-4000

Group: Block Cinema

Category: Fine Arts


(François Miron, 2015, Canada, DCP, 85 min.)

François Miron’s feature length documentary on experimental filmmaker Paul Sharits is a long-overdue examination of the profound and lasting impact of this legendary artist. Sharits was best known for his work with color and light and for his exploration of the film strip as a series of discrete images in his “flicker films” from the 1960s and 70s. Miron sketches the portrait of a tormented, deeply romantic artist, always courting disaster but also cursed by an inherited mental condition. The reconstruction of a tragic career is animated with ample illustrations combined with home movies and other rarely seen archival materials.

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