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January 30, 2009

Seeing & Blogging Information

1. Group Event: Thursday February 12 - Free - tickets will be held at the box office.
WAC Cinema 7:30 - Meet in the lobby of the WAC Cinema at 7:00.
The Art and Films of Bruce Conner.

2. Group Event: Thursday, February 19 - Free - tickets will be held at the box office.
WAC Cinema 7:30 - Meet in the lobby of the WAC Cinema at 7:00.
An Evening with Pat O'Neil.

3. Group Event: April -TBA - Free
Walker Art Center Film and Video Program Selected Screenings.

4. Independent: 3 film screenings - $8 or contact Allison Herrera at allison.herrera@walkerart.org for possible reduced ticket rates - Please give her a couple days advanced notice and she does not work on weekends.
Choose 3 additional experimental films from the below WAC website to see & blog on. PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE 3 PAGES OF FILMS LISTED AT THIS SITE AND DATES AND SCREENING TIMES ARE ALSO LISTED.
http://calendar.walkerart.org/search.wac?searchfrom=1/1/2009&searchto=5/15/2009&nh=&toCategory=587&term=&fromMonth=1&fromDay=1&fromYear=2009&toMonth=5&toDay=15&toYear=2009&page=1

SEEING & BLOGGING GRADE BREAKDOWN: (20% of final grade)
GROUP - Thursday, February 12, 7:30 p.m. – The Art and Films of Bruce Conner (1933-2008).
GROUP - Thursday, February 19, 7:30 p.m. – An Evening with Pat O’Neill.
GROUP – APRIL (DATE TBA) VISIT TO WALKER ART CENTER FILM & VIDEO STUDY COLLECTION.
In addition to the above events each student is required to see three additional experimental films on view at the Walker Art Center and make a meaningful blog entry about each film. Grade breakdown for Seeing & Blogging is…
6 events = A+
5 events = A-
4 events = B
3 events = C
2 events = D
fewer than two events = F.

Experimental Video CLASS Blog: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lukkas/expfilmvideo/

S'09 Class Syllabus

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January 13, 2009

The Stalker, 1979, AndreI Tarkovsky - Russian

Film - Classic - Science Fiction - Amazing Cinematography - Philosophical

Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, an alien place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers. Over his wife's numerous objections, a man rises in the dead of night: he's a stalker, one of a handful who have the mental gifts (and who risk imprisonment) to lead people into the Zone to the Room, a place where one's secret hopes come true. That night, he takes two people into the Zone: a popular writer who is burned out, cynical, and questioning his genius; and a quiet scientist more concerned about his knapsack than the journey. In the deserted Zone, the approach to the Room must be indirect. As they draw near, the rules seem to change and the stalker faces a crisis.