Picture Lock: 25 Years of Film/Video Residences begins October 29

Fri, Oct 09, 2015

Columbus, OH—October 9, 2015— The Wexner Center is proud to announce Picture Lock: 25 Years of Film/Video Residencies, a four-day celebration of the rich legacy of film and video created at the center through its one-of-a-kind Film/Video Studio Program. The series runs October 29 through November 1 and features an array of international artists who have been supported by the program, rare screenings from the Film/Video Studio archive, and lively discussions among filmmakers and artists.

Film/Video Studio Program Curator Jennifer Lange says, “For 25 years, the program has aided the work of hundreds of film and video artists and been a vital and essential part of the Wexner Center’s commitment to serving as a creative laboratory for artists. With Picture Lock, we’re taking a moment to look back at its history, as well as its future to share the breadth, depth, and ambition of the program.”

The artist-centric nature of the studio program is reflected in the celebration’s lineup, with a distinct focus on audiences hearing from the filmmakers themselves about their work and their creative process, telling the story of the program from those who have been impacted by it most directly. Filmmakers, artists, editors and former curators including Guy Maddin, Jason Simon, Gregg Bordowitz, Deborah Stratman, Kevin Jerome Everson, Lucy Raven, Jennifer Reeder, Mike Olenick, Steven Bognar, Paul Hill, and Sam Green will return to present screenings of works selected from the Wexner Center archive and to discuss recurring themes and topics. In addition to the archive programs, a few artists will visit to screen newly completed films that have received support from the program, including Maddin’s The Forbidden Room, Jennifer Reeder’s Blood Below the Skin, and Jacqueline Goss and Jenny Perlin’s The Measures.

Visitor information: Unless otherwise noted, tickets for individual screenings and events are $8 for the general public and $6 for Wexner Center members, students, and senior citizens. Festival passes, which grant access to all screenings and presentations, are available for $30 for the general public and $25 for Wexner Center members, students, and senior citizens. Passes and tickets are available in advance at tickets.wexarts.org, 614-292-3535, or at the ticket office. Unless otherwise noted, all films and associated activities will be held at the Wexner Center’s Film/Video Theater, 1871 N. High St.

The full schedule for Picture Lock: 25 Years of Film/Video Residencies follows.

Picture Lock: 25 Years of Film/Video Residencies

Art & Technology: The Early Years
Introduced by Jason Simon, Gregg Bordowitz, and Bill Horrigan

Thu, Oct 29 | 4:30 pm
Free for all audiences

Made in Ohio
Introduced by Steven Bognar and Paul Hill

Thu, Oct 29 | 7 pm

Film Lives Here
Presented by Deborah Stratman and Kevin Jerome Everson
Fri, Oct 30 | 4:30 pm
Free for all audiences

New Queen Cinema and Beyond
Presented by Tom Kalin
Fri, Oct 30 | 7 pm

Rock Hudson’s Home Movies (Mark Rappaport, 1992)
Fri, Oct 30 | 9 pm

Anatomy of an Edit
Presented by Jennifer Reeder and Mike Olenick
Sat, Oct 31 | 2 pm

The Measures  (Jacqueline Goss and Jenny Perlin, 2014)
Introduced and narrated by Jacqueline Goss and Jenny Perlin
Sat, Oct 31| 4:30 pm

The Forbidden Room (Guy Maddin, codirected by Evan Johnson, 2015)
Introduced by Guy Maddin
Sat, Oct 31 | 7 pm

Reframing Documentary
Presented by Sam Green and Lucy Raven
Sun, Nov 1 | 1 pm

Flag Wars (Linda Goode Bryant and Laura Poitras, 2003)
Sun, Nov 1 | 3 pm

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Significant contributions for the Wexner Center’s 2015–16 film/video season are provided by the Rohauer Collection Foundation.

The Wexner Center receives general operating support from the Greater Columbus Arts Council, The Columbus Foundation, Nationwide Foundation, and the Ohio Arts Council. Generous support is also provided by the Corporate Annual Fund of the Wexner Center Foundation and Wexner Center members