Binghamton University Cinema Department sponsors visiting film artist series


Binghamton University’s Visiting Film Artist Series will feature three contemporary filmmakers this semester. All artists will be on hand to discuss their work.

The schedule of screening events is:
Tuesday, October 19
Films by Nina Fonoroff, including The Eye in the Mask, Department of the Interior and Some Phases of an Empire.

For twenty five years Fornoff has been making experimental films that have been screened at numerous showcases, festivals and museums in the United States, Canada and Europe as well as on cable and public television.  Recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1998, she is an assistant professor of media arts at the University of New Mexico.  Her most recent film, The Eyes in the Mask, was featured at this year’s New York Film Festival.

Tuesday, October 26
Films by Phil Solomon, including Nocturne, The Exquisite Hour, The Snow Man, Psalm III: Night of the Meek, and Seasons.
As a professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder teaching film aesthetics and film production, Solomon has produced a number of films including several collaborations with colleague Stan Brakhage.  He has been honored at a host of festivals including the Black Maria and the Oberhaussen International Short Film Festival. A recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, Solomon has exhibited his films in every major venue for experimental films in Europe and the United States, including the San Francisco International Film Festival and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Tuesday, November 16
Film by Ariana Gerstein titled Layette.

Gerstein began making experimental films in the 1990's as a graduate of the Cinema Department at Binghamton University. She received her master’s in filmmaking from the School of Art Institute of Chicago. Her independent works have included digital video, sculpture, collage, and performance.  Gerstein's work has been screened and awarded prizes at festivals in the United States and internationally.

The Visiting Film Artist Series is sponsored by the Filmmakers’ Coop in New York City and funded in part by funds from the Experimental Television Center, which is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts. The series is co-sponsored by Harpur College Dean's Office.

All screenings are at 8 p.m. in lecture hall 6 on the Binghamton University campus. Admission is free. For more information, call Vincent Grenier at 607-275-3348 or the Cinema Department at 777-4998.

Last Updated: 9/17/13