Conversations at the Edge: Current Schedule
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St.
March 21, 6:00 p.m.
Introduced by curator Andréa Picard
Named for but also infinitely inspired by Michael Snow's 1967 masterpiece, Wavelength, the Toronto International Film Festival’s avant-garde program presents films and videos that defy convention, suggest alternate ways of thinking, and sometimes re-emerge from a distant past in order to comment on the present. Curated by Andréa Picard, who has curated Wavelengths since 2006, this program is a Wavelengths compendium featuring a number of works from the 2012 lineup (including Nathaniel Dorsky's August and After, Ernie Gehr's Auto-Collider XVI, and Lonnie van Brummelen and Siebren de Haan’s View from the Acropolis which screen as Chicago premieres) and highlights from previous editions, including a 35mm restored print from La Cinémathèque française of Henri Storck's too-rarely seen Surrealist gem, Pour vos beaux yeux. Blinking is not encouraged!
1929–2012, multiple countries, multiple formats, ca. 71 min + discussion
Andréa Picard (b. 1977, Toronto, Canada) is a film curator and writer based in Toronto and Paris. For twelve years she was a member of the programming department at TIFF Cinematheque (née Cinematheque Ontario) and has been curating Wavelengths, the Toronto International Film Festival’s celebrated avant-garde series, since 2006. She also writes the "Film/Art" column for Cinema Scope magazine.