FILMS FOR 1 TO 8 PROJECTORS
Knoxville Museum of Art / 1050 World's Fair Park Dr. February 6, 2018 - February 6, 2018
A program produced by The Public Cinema: http://www.publiccinema.org/1to8/
Roger Beebe’s performance at the KMA was one of the highlights of the 2017 Big Ears film program. We’re excited to welcome Roger back to Knoxville as part of his 3-month, 3000-mile roadshow of multiple-projector performances, including premieres of three new films. These works take on a range of strategies from formalist investigations of the materials of film to essayistic explorations of popular culture and a range of topics from the forbidden pleasures of men crying (Historia Calamitatum (The Story of My Misfortunes)) to Las Vegas suicides (Money Changes Everything) and the real spaces of the virtual economy (Amazonia). The exact program will be announced at a later date.
“[Beebe’s films] implicitly and explicitly evoke the work of Robert Frank, Garry Winogrand and Lee Friedlander, all photographers of the atomic age whose Western photographs captured the banalities, cruelties and beauties of imperial America.” – David Fellerath, The Independent Weekly
“Beebe’s films are both erudite and punk, lo-fi yet high-brow shorts that wrestle with a disfigured, contemporary American landscape.” – Wyatt Williams, Creative Loafing (Atlanta)
“Beebe’s work is goofy, startling, and important.” – Daniel Kraus, Wilmington Encore