Media Arts Program
 


Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.

Gideon Koppel

Sleep Furiously

Friday, February 17 at 8:00 p.m. ($8 general, $6 students/seniors, $5 members)
Saturday, February 18 at 2:00 p.m. ($7 general, $5 students/seniors, $4 members)

(2011, 94 min.)

Set in the Welsh farming community Trefeurig, this portrait captures both the rural landscape and way of life for inhabitants of the village where the filmmaker's parents, refugees from Nazi Germany, settled. With a soundtrack by Richard D. James (aka Aphex Twin), the film document stands as an elegy to the pre-mechanised world that it remains in the heart of Wales, where people do not own the land but belong to it. "Images of wistful sadness are interlaced with humour and moments of skin-prickling beauty that leave the audience undone…profoundly and unexpectedly moving." (Wendy Ide, The Times of London)

 
 
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David Schirm
All The Glad Variety


Though distilled into broad symbolic forms or abstract landscapes, David Schirm's work often springs from his own experiences during the Vietnam War and paintings may allude to the scenes of horrific and senseless battles, the strafing of weapons across a landscape, "whose laser-like blazes of fired bullets gave a distinctive hum of un-worldliness to the darkness." Though his depictions of landscape forms even touch upon the pastoral in their depiction and use of color, Schirm's original point o ...