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Lexington Film League Showcase: Roger Beebe
February 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree and open to the public
The Lexington Film League and 21c invite you to our film showcase featuring the films of Roger Beebe. Best known perhaps for his multiple-projector performances, filmmaker/curator/professor Roger Beebe returns to the road with a program that focuses on his longstanding practice of appropriation of educational/industrial/mass cultural imagery alongside works that explore the found landscapes of late capitalism. These works cover a range of topics from suburban sprawl (“The Strip Mall Trilogy”) and the secret logic of the book of Genesis (“Beginnings”) to the demolition of a book store (“A Metaphor for the End of Just about Everything”) and companies jockeying to be at the start of the phone book (“AAAAA Motion Picture”). The program culminates in his long-form video essay, “Historia Calamitatum (The Story of My Misfortunes), Part II: The Crying Game,” (award winner at a number of festivals including Chicago Underground, IC Docs, and Milwaukee Underground), which explores the forbidden pleasures of male tears. Event is free and open to the public.
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About the Lexington Film League Showcase
The Lexington Film League Showcase at 21c Museum Hotel Lexington presents monthly programs that reflect the richness and diversity of contemporary film and video practice in the region and the world. The programs will include new works made by young artists, important works made by living artists, and historical works made by marginalized artists, including various media including single-channel films and videos, as well as performances. The programs include works that reference different genres, including abstract, non-narrative, documentary, and fictional works. The Showcase presents important film and video works that are not currently available in the area, and promotes Lexington and 21c as a venue for artistic film and video work.
LexArts has provided funding support for Lexington Film League Showcase at 21c through its Fund for the Arts.