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FILM SCREENINGS

Short Film Program 2

Saturday, February 14, 2009, 2:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



Includes the following films:

  • Mysterious Lights

    2005. Italy. Directed by Angela Ricci Lucchi, Yervant Gianikian. A film based on the 1930s images of an unknown Jewish-Belgian Surrealist photographer and filmmaker. The shots reveal intimate scenes from the daily life of the artist and his girlfriend in the years preceding WWII. 12 min.

  • African Diary

    1994. Italy. Directed by Angela Ricci Lucchi, Yervant Gianikian. A reworking of images from a film diary recorded by an anonymous traveler in Algeria between 1927 and 1936, this film is an illustration of the camera as an instrument of colonial domination. 8 min.

  • Diana's Looking Glass

    1996. Italy. Directed by Angela Ricci Lucchi, Yervant Gianikian. In 1926 the remains of two ships built by the Emperor Caligula were found at the bottom of Lake Nemi, near Rome. Mussolini had the lake drained and established a museum as a celebration of the imperial origins of Fascism, but the museum and ships were destroyed by fleeing Nazis in 1944. The film commemorates these events. 31 min.

  • Nocturne

    1997. Italy. Directed by Angela Ricci Lucchi, Yervant Gianikian. A silent, elegiac poem describing the pain and violence of war, made from footage shot at Sarajevo in 1995, Belgrade in 1996, and Zagreb in the 1980s, and incorporating archival footage from WWI. 18 min.

  • Visions of the Desert

    2000. Italy. Directed by Angela Ricci Lucchi, Yervant Gianikian. A montage of images taken by an unknown French explorer in the Sahara Desert in the early 1920s. 18 min.