In his playful and thought-provoking short films and videos, UK filmmaker John Smith explores the language of cinema and reflects on the role of the image in politics, war, and the global economy. The 2013 Jarman Award winner presents a selection from across his 40-year career, including the seminal The Girl Chewing Gum (1976), an absurdist fantasy applied to the banal setting of a busy London street; Throwing Stones (2004), a personal and political meditation on ongoing conflicts in the Middle East; Dadâ€™s Stick (2012), a surprising personal history; and the Chicago premiere of Dark Light (2014), among others.
Presented in collaboration between the Video Data Bank, Northwestern Universityâ€™s Department of Art Theory and Practice, the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, and the University of Chicagoâ€™s Film Studies Center. Smith presents his work at the Block Museum of Art on Wednesday, October 15th and at the Logan Center for the Arts on Friday, October 17th.
CATE is FREE to SAIC students with a valid student ID
$11 General Public
$6 Film Center members
$7 Students $5 SAIC faculty and staff and Art Institute of Chicago staff