Tony Matelli: Artist Picks
All screenings begin at 6:00PM in Collins Cinema
To coincide with the exhibition New Gravity, artist Tony Matelli has selected four of his favorite films for a series of screenings. Following each, Cinema and Media Studies faculty will discuss the artist's selections—and the intriguing notes he has provided on his choices, below! Matelli will join the conversations on February 12 and April 30. Co-Sponsored by the Davis and the Cinema and Media Studies Program, this series is generously supported by the Davis Museum Film Program Gift.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, Dir. Stanley Kubrick)
"The promise and potential of us evolving beyond our own biology gives me great pleasure. From the dawn of man, base and physical, toward the abstract and pure essence of ourselves. Terrifying. Inspiring."
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
The Passenger (1975, Dir. Michelangelo Antonioni)
"The weight of my obligations is overwhelming. The inertia of my character has become unbearable. Everything feels like a dead end. I want out. New friends, new family, new morals. I want to become someone else."
Wednesday, April 12, 2014
Inception (2010, Dir. Christopher Nolan)
"Ontological magical realism, I think about this a lot."
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Dillinger is Dead (1968, Dir. Marco Ferreri)
"The girlfriend is a bore. Everyday is like the last. My general privilege has me sleepwalking towards a shallower and shallower horizon. I could really use a clean break."