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Saturday, May 14, 2016
2:00 PM


Logan Center, Screening Room 201



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Film Studies Center


The Film Studies Center presents a screening of "White Epilepsy" with director Philippe Grandrieux in attendance.

In the middle of a forest, two naked bodies, those of a man and a woman, perform a very slow and carnal choreography. Provocative French filmmaker Philippe Grandrieux’s film is a dream (or a nightmare) that sheds all vestiges of narrative to enter a state of total immersion that’s at once disembodied yet deeply physical, metaphysical yet grounded in the primordial reality of the body.

(Philippe Grandrieux, France, 2012, 68 min., DCP)

Philippe Grandrieux is an artist who works in feature film, experimental television, video art, documentary, and museum and gallery installation. His films have screened at the Locarno Film Festival, the Venice Film Festival, the Festival du nouveau cinéma of Montréal, and the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Film retrospectives, installations, and performances have taken place around the world, including at the Centre Pompidou Metz, Lincoln Center, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He is currently a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study in Cambridge, MA.

In partnership with the Department of Cinema and Media Studies; the France Chicago Center; the Arts, Science & Culture Initiative; Critical Inquiry; and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality’s Counter Cinema/Counter Media Project.