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020_Open Cinema - Roger Beebe!

  • People's Liberty 1805 Elm St Cincinnati, OH, 45202 United States (map)



ALL FREE (100) tickets are first come serve at the door!

Best known for his multi-projector 16mm performances, Roger Beebe has also been slowly accumulating a significant body of single-channel video work as well.  In the wake of the release of two new major videos in 2014--the award-winning "Historia Calamitatum (The Story of My Misfortunes), Part II: The Crying Game" and "Congratulations (One Step at a Time)"—La Video Shop is excited to present a program focused on that full body of work.  The program features those new works alongside older videos including his experimental karaoke piece, "Touch Me Karaoke" (2008), to be performed live by the director; his “contracted cinema” take on the Biblical concordance, “Beginnings” (2010/2011); his "telephone game”-inspired “One Nation under Tommy,” and more.

Roger Beebe has screened his films around the globe at such unlikely venues as the CBS Jumbotron in Times Square and McMurdo Station in Antarctica as well as more likely ones including Sundance and the Museum of Modern Art with solo shows at Anthology Film Archives, The Laboratorio Arte Alameda in Mexico City, and Los Angeles Filmforum among many other venues.  Beebe is also a film programmer:  he ran Flicker, a festival of small-gauge film in Chapel Hill, NC, from 1997-2000 and was the founder and Artistic Director of FLEX, the Florida Experimental Film Festival from 2004-2014.  He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Art at the Ohio State University.