Visiting Filmmaker Jaap Pieters

Melwood Screening Room
October 17

Visiting Filmmaker Jaap Pieters - with live accompaniment by Travis Bird & Evan Lindorff-Ellery

Dutch artist Jaap Pieters has been taking photographs and making Super 8mm films for three decades. He's created dozens of films on this small-gauge "amateur" medium, confining himself to the duration of a Super 8 reel (3 minutes). Working with minimal equipment and manipulation, most of Pieters' films are shot from the window of his Amsterdam apartment. Well-known in Europe where his work is seen regularly at micro-cinemas, alternative venues and festivals, these ephemeral creations are rarely screened in North America. In collaboration with Anthology Film Archives, and as part of his inaugural U.S. tour, Pieters will present his films in person and give commentary, while Chicago musician Travis Bird will improvise sounds to interact with the visual environments. (90 min program). Presented by the Three Rivers Film Festival.

$8 at the door only; 8:00pm @ Melwood Screening Room