Tuesday, April 15, 2008

April 18 Underground Screening

Hello all, this week underground will present a number of early shorts by the wry and daring British director Peter Greenaway.

Before his international arthouse hits _The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover_ and _Prospero;s Books_, Greenaway made a series of highly inventive films that established all the obsessions that run through his later work. The content of these six playful shorts varies widely--from the condensed, wry history of 37 people who have fallen to their deaths from windows, to a sequence of 92 maps to guide a dead ornithologist on his way into the afterlife set. All of these quirkily delightful works take great pleasure in outlandish detail, fake erudition and corkscrew narratives.

The underground film series is sponsored by Indiana University's Department of Communication and Culture. All screenings are on alternating Fridays at 7 p.m. in room 251 of the Radio-TV building on the IU campus. All screenings are free and open to the public, and free parking is ample in the lot adjacent to the building, provided you clearly display an underground flyer on the dashboard of your vehicle.