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Serbian Film Symposium

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Serbian Film Symposium will take place on April 25, 2014 in the Spencer Art Museum Auditorium starting at 11:00am with the screening of the following films:

  • Test Shots of the First Yugoslav Film Factory (Ernest Bošnjak, 1925, 8 min.)  A documentary experiment detailing early contact with film cameras and production studios. Screen tests with friends and colleagues rather than professional actors.
  • K3 (Clear Sky without Clouds) (Mihovil Pansini, 1963, 2 min.) A radical antifilm as minimalist meditation on the movie screen as both medium and blank slate.
  • KOLT 15 GAP (Jovan Jovanović, 1971, 24 min.) A satirical documentary on a Marxist fanatic and his frantic search for work in the big city of Belgrade.
  • Belle Epoque or the Last Waltz in Sarajevo (Nikola Stojanović, 1990-2007, 130 min.) A feature film detailing the birth of cinema and radical activism in the Balkans in the early 20th century. Produced during the Yugoslav wars of secession, left abandoned, and then completed many years later.

Following a lunch break (2:00-3:00) there will be a round table discussion with Greg DeCuir (symposium curator, Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade), Aida Vidan (Harvard University), Misha Nedeljkovich (University of Oklahoma) and Vitaly Chernetsky (University of Kansas).

The Symposium should close around 4:30 on Friday afternoon.  The event is open to the public and all are invited.
 



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