Encounters: Experimental Film and Animation from Croatia


Thursday, March 12, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 14, 12:30 p.m.

Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St.

Introduced by Alexander Stewart, filmmaker, curator, and Assistant Professor at DePaul University

Zagreb, Croatia has long been an important hub for animation, experimental film, and avant-garde culture. Informed by unique cultural, intellectual, and political legacies, filmmakers there have produced decades of strong, challenging, and fascinating experimental work. Filmmaker Alexander Stewart (MFA 2005) presents a selection of films and videos produced in Croatia from the 1960s through today—much of it rarely screened in the US. Drawing upon research undertaken as part of a series of visits to the country over the past year, the program features gems by such notables as Vlado Kristl, Ivan Ladislav Galeta, and Dalibor Martinis, and encompasses animation, performative video art, and structural film.

1961–2011, multiple directors, Croatia/Yugoslavia, 35mm, 16mm and digital video, ca 70 min + discussion