Media Arts Program

Friday, March 3 at 8:00 p.m.


UB Dept. of English, UB Center for Global Media, UB Visual Studies PhD Program, UB Dept. of Media Study, & Hallwalls present

Three Multi-Screen Film Works by Isaac Julien

Western Union: Small Boats (2007), Playtime (2013), & Baltimore (2003)

The Sankofa Film And Video Collective
Left to right: Martine Attille, Nadine Marsh-Edward, Maureen Blackwood,
and Isaac Julien, c. 1988-89
Courtesy the artists and Isaac Julien Studio Archive

from Baltimore

from Playtime
On May 25, 1988, just 28 years old, Isaac Julien visited Hallwalls as part of our series Young, British & Black to present his then recent films Territories (1985) and The Passion of Remembrance (1986, co-directed with Maureen Blackwood), along with his fellow Sankofa Film/Video Collective member Martine Attille, who presented the New York premiere of her film Dreaming Rivers (1988) ... continue reading >>


Tuesday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m.

$8 general, $6 students/seniors, $5 members

The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger

A Film by Bartek Dziadosz, Colin McCabe, Christopher Roth, & Tilda Swinton (2016, 90 min.)

Produced by The Derek Jarman Lab; distributed by Icarus Films.

Booker Prize-winning novelist (G., 1972), influential art critic and BBC host (Ways of Seeing, 1972), painter, and practicing Marxist, John Berger died last month, January 2, 1917, at the age of 90. In his memory—and in recognition of the profound influence his writings have had on both artistic and critical practice coinciding exactly with Hallwalls' 42-year history—Hallwalls will present the Buffalo premiere of this highly personal four-part documentary film portrait by four different directors, which had its world premiere at the 2016 Berlin Film Festival.

Prolific artist, philosopher, writer, storyteller and "radical humanist" John Berger is the focus of this vivid four-part cinematic portrait. In 1973, he moved from urban London to the tiny French Alpine village of Quincy. The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger examines different aspects of Berger's life in this remote village in the Alps ... continue reading >>

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from Mar. 10, 2017
through Apr. 20, 2017

Sarah Fonzi
Infrastructure Misappropriated

Sarah Fonzi is a Buffalo based sculptor and designer. Frequently drawing upon common building materials such as plaster and metal, Fonzi borrows imagery from diverse sources such as ornament, architectural details, and various everyday objects but tends to skew these sources and their appearance through specific reworkings of material.

Renee Lear
Every Shot from Dziga Vertov's Man with a Movie Camera as an Animated GIF

In Every Shot from Dziga Vertov's Man with a Movie Camera as an Animated GIF, Vertov's pioneering film Man with a Movie Camera is meticulously reorganized and reconfigured spatially as a series of animated GIF montages, projected large scale ...