On Film is excited to present the Spring 2019 program “On Duty & Spirit: An Evening with Reece Auguiste," with the filmmaker in attendance. Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided.
Program: Stillness Spirit (unreleased, 21 min., digital video)
An experimental essay film about the largest private collection of African art in Colorado and possibly the third largest in the nation. The film is structured so that viewers may experience the collection as if walking through a gallery of African art.
Duty of the Hour (2015, 59 min, digital video)
Explores the life and times of the American civil rights leader Benjamin Hooks,
(Total running time: 80 min., with approximately 20-30 min. of introductions and a post-screening discussion.)
Featuring a screening by filmmaker and documentarian Reece Auguiste. An associate professor at the University of Colorado and founding member of the critically acclaimed British-based Black Audio Film Collective, Reece Auguiste is a documentary practitioner and scholar whose research focuses on national cinemas, transnational screen cultures, and documentary media practices. Auguste's fields of interest are film theory and criticism, aesthetics of the moving image, documentary screen practices, the Soviet and post-Soviet avant-garde, Iranian screen cultures, Chinese screen cultures, African Diaspora screen practices and their operations in transnational contexts. Auguiste is the director of the award-winning films Twilight City, and Mysteries of July.
Auguiste's online bio
Sponsored by: University of Rochester Department of Art & Art History, University of Rochester Department of American Studies, University of Rochester Department of English, University of Rochester Film and Media Studies Program, Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies, and University of Rochester - AS&E Graduate Student Association, University of Rochester Department of History.
Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Robert B. Goergen Hall for Biomedical Engineering and Optics, Sloan Auditorium
275 Hutchison Rd, Rochester, NY 14620