April 11, 1996
Vol. 15, No. 15

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    'Mixed-media' kickoff to symposium

    A "mixed-media" event featuring film, video and live music will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, April 12, in the Film Studies Center, Cobb 307. The event, which is free and open to the public, will kick off "Cinema Studies in the Age of Global Media," a symposium sponsored by the Cinema & Media Studies Program and the Chicago Humanities Institute.

    The mixed-media event will feature films and videos ranging from the French film The Red Spectre (Zecca, 1905) to the American-made The Couple in the Cage: A Guatinaui Odyssey (Fusco & Heredia, 1993). Original music to accompany several of the films will be performed by pianist Sebastian Huydts and by Kevin Drumm, David Grubbs and Jim O'Rourke.

    The symposium will take place from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 13. Speakers will address such topics as the future of cinema studies, critical race theory and cinema studies, and cinema in the age of digital media. For session times and topics, see the Calendar, pages 6-8.

    The symposium is free and open to the public. Advance registration is not necessary, but seating is limited. For more information, call 702-8596, or visit the Film Studies Center/Cinema & Media Studies World Wide Web site at http://www-college.uchicago.edu/FSC/.