P. Adams Sitney

How to View the Film as a Work of Visual Art Mr. P. Adams Sitney, from Princeton University, will present a series of short films and introduce some of the specialized vocabulary of film analysis. The issue will be “How to View the Film as a Work of Visual Art” and to consider what function color, framing and sound play in the imagination. The over-riding theme is an investigation of the way independent film makers use their freedom to intensify visual experience in as much shorter time span than the conventional film maker. Mr. Sitney, a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Yale University, has written extensively on the relationship of philosophy, literature and poetry to the visual arts. As a foremost authority on avant garde film, he is the author of the classic text on that subject, “Visionary Film”, in which his writing was noted for its unfailing intelligence, lucidity and high critical consciousness.

The Goodman Theater
Members – $20

05:30PM – 06:45PM – Reception

07:00PM – 09:00PM – Lecture
The Studio Theater