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April 13

An Evening with Hannes Schüpbach

The films of Hannes Schüpbach (b. 1965) extend the tradition of the meditative and lyrical film diary alternately defined by the work of Gregory Markopoulos, Robert Beavers and Nathaniel Dorsky, filmmakers united by an interest in the power and limits of the single shot and an idea(l) of beauty grounded in a fascination with nature. An accomplished painter and expert on textile art, Schüpbach uses 16mm cinematography to explore cinema’s painterly dimensions, bringing to his films a keen attention to color and light and their effect on mood and tempo. Schüpbach’s meticulously structured silent films, like those of Dorsky, discover a multi-layered world, often using superimpositions and reflections to explore the hidden depths of the places and people evoked within them. We are pleased to welcome Hannes Schüpbach for a program of recent and early work that includes his lovely debut film Portrait mariage (2000) as well as paired portraits of his mother and father—Spin (2001) and Verso (2008), respectively—and L’Atelier (2008), a meditation on light and gesture within a gorgeously appointed artist’s studio in Paris.

Support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Special thanks: SWISS FILMS.


Special Event Tickets $10
Monday April 13 at 7pm

Portrait mariage

Directed by Hannes Schüpbach, Appearing in Person
2000, 16mm, color, silent, 9 min.


looking out a windowSpin

Directed by Hannes Schüpbach, Appearing in Person
2001, 16mm, color, silent, 12 min.


Verso

Directed by Hannes Schüpbach, Appearing in Person
2008, 16mm, color, silent, 15 min.


L'Atelier

Directed by Hannes Schüpbach, Appearing in Person
2008, 16mm, color, silent, 16 min.


 Listen to this evening's introduction, discussion and Q&A.


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