Apr 5th 2017

The 1st year MFA Doc Media cohort cordially intive you to the public screening of our second quarter films, produced in Professor Kyle Henry’s RTVF-552 (Narrative Techniques) course. Inspired by archival sources such as newspaper articles, artworks, or photos, we created a broad spectrum of movies from narrative to experimental films (and of course, documentaries).

There will be a Q&A session with the directors followed by the end of the screening.

Screening Order:

1. Young Companion – Dir. Yu Bai
Two expats separated by time and space are connected through photography.

2. As We Know It – Dir. Joyy Norris
A recollection in progress.

3. WK -Dir. Evan Wang
A tribute to South African artist William Kentridge that explores the necessity of storytelling in spite of differences in time and space.

4. ELIZA – Dir Sandeep Pamulapati & Pam Austin
An introduction to ELIZA, an early natural language processing computer program.

5. Grades and Pills – Dir. Kyeong Bok (KB) Lee
A student overloaded with academic pressure plans to cheat for the final exam and faces tragic consequences.

– Intermission –

6. For Members Only – Dir. Elodie Edjang
Two students struggle to find their place on a PWI in 1968.

7. The New Immediacy- Dir. Peter Franco
A recapitulation of the erratic conversation that ensued when three incompatible academics were brought together by Northwestern students in 1967 for a symposium on the topic immediacy in the media.

8. Wacht – Dir. Kai Blakley
A monk discusses the significance of artful watching.

9. Drift – Dir. Heqiuzi Wang
Half a century ago, a Chinese young man was facing a choice.

10. Tracks – Dir. Chad Wallin & Stephen Nelson
The one where they ride the shuttle

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