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The Measures

Introduced and narrated by Jacqueline Goss and Jenny Perlin

(Jacqueline Goss and Jenny Perlin, 2014)

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In the midst of the French Revolution, two astronomers embarked on individual journeys across Europe to measure the Earth and, through their findings, help determine the true length of one meter. Incorporating a performative element of live narration by the filmmakers, The Measures retraces the astronomers’ journeys from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel, exploring the social, intellectual, and political history that surrounded the metric system’s origins as well as the complexities of collaboration. (46 mins., DCP)

Following the screening, mingle with artists and filmmakers and toast the Film/Video Studio Program at a free public reception with cash bar and light fare in our lower lobby.

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS FOR FILM/VIDEO

Rohauer Collection Foundation

 

GENERAL SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER

Greater Columbus Arts Council

Columbus Foundation

Nationwide Foundation

Ohio Arts Council

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The Measures