Thursday, March 22, 2007

Moving Pictures: American Art and Early Film @ The Phillips Collection

I plan to see this show this weekend so don't have any comment on it at this point other than it offers a somewhat unexamined perspective on early film. The exhibit shows the connections between early film subject matter and that of American realist painting that was going on during the same era. Works used for comparison include the films of Thomas Edison and the Lumiere Brothers, the photo studies of Eadweard Muybridge, and the paintings of George Bellows, Thomas Eakins, Frederic Remington, and others. The show runs until May 20, 2007. They're located at 1600 21st St. NW, Washington, DC 20009. Metro Stop: Dupont Circle (Red Line).

link including a 2-for-1 admission coupon

Thursday, March 15, 2007 Project: On Being

This woman from, Jennifer Crandall has been creating these three minute video profiles about different people in Washington, DC. She features a new person each week. I highly recommend checking them out, especially the one with the little kid named Gio.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Environmental Film Festival: “Why Are Wildlife Filmmakers Dying?”

Tuesday, March 20, 7:00 p.m., Wechsler Theater, Mary Graydon Center
Chris Palmer, professor and filmmaker, leads a discussion on the challenges of making wildlife films, drawing on the examples of Australian wildlife superstar Steve Irwin and Grizzly Man protagonist Timothy Treadwell.
Sponsor: Center for Environmental Filmmaking, School of Communication
Contact: Chris Palmer,

A breakdown of all of the 2007 Environmental Film Festival events