|6:30 p.m.||Works from the Eisner Prize Competition
The Eisner Prize is the highest award for creativity given on the UC Berkeley campus. This program presents work by this year’s two winners in film and video, Robert Rippberger and Navid Sinaki, along with a diverse sampling of videos from the competition. Rippberger will screen In the Middle, a beautifully shot, near-wordless story of a divorce told from the vantage point of a young girl. Sinaki presents Pop, an inventive hand-painted collage film that constructs a story about a young homosexual man using fragments of melodramas from pre–Islamic Revolution Iran. A program containing written descriptions by the artists will be available at the screening. Farley Gwazda’s video installation Attention Relay will be presented in the theater preceding the screening; doors open at 6:10 p.m.
This year’s judges were UC Berkeley staff and faculty Mark Berger, Kwame Braun, Marilyn Fabe, Kathy Geritz, and Jeffrey Skoller. Thanks to Jimmy Ausemus, prizes and honors coordinator.
• Attention Relay (Farley Gwazda, 15.5 mins). Death at Once (Claudia Salamanca, 10.5 mins). Sergeant Thorne (Molly Snyder-Fink, 10 mins). A Self Made House (Lydia Katherine Greer, 2009, 19 mins). Beautiful Sisters (Connie Chung, 8.5 mins).
• (Total running time: 95 mins, 2009 Color, Digital video, From the artists, unless otherwise indicated)