Thursday, October 18th, 2018
24 Frames (2017)
Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM
@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.
For what would prove to be his final film, Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami gave himself a challenge: to create a dialogue between his work as a filmmaker and his work as a photographer, bridging the two art forms to which he had dedicated his life. Setting out to reconstruct the moments immediately before and after a photograph is taken, Kiarostami selected twenty-four still images—most of them stark landscapes inhabited only by foraging birds and other wildlife—and digitally animated them into subtly evolving four-and-a-half-minute vignettes, creating a series of poignant studies in movement, perception, and time. A sustained meditation on the process of image making, 24 Frames is a graceful and elegiac farewell from one of the giants of world cinema. (114 min)
Introduction by Dr. Elisabeth Hodges, Associate Professor of French at Miami University and Interim Director of the Miami University Humanities Center - Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport
Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport
FotoFocus at "The Mini: Cinema and Archive" is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation.
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Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.