FOG LINE (1970) and HORIZONS (1973) with filmmaker Larry Gottheim: Block Museum - Northwestern University
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FOG LINE (1970) and HORIZONS (1973) with filmmaker Larry Gottheim

Black and white image of a man with light skin tone crouching in a field with a 16mm camera with a dog nearby
7 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Wed March 1, 2023
7 PM


The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


Open to the public


FOG LINE (1970) and HORIZONS (1973) with filmmaker Larry Gottheim

(Larry Gottheim, 1970-1973, 88 min)


A key figure in American avant-garde cinema since the 1970s, Larry Gottheim has influenced countless filmmakers, both through his patient, sensuous 16mm films, and through his role in founding the Cinema Department at the State University of New York, Binghamton, one of the country’s first and most prodigious undergraduate programs dedicated to personal and experimental filmmaking. This program features two of Gottheim’s most elemental films: his renowned short FOG LINE, a rapturous 11-minute shot bearing witness to a fog gradually lifting from a bucolic countryside (described by critic Dave Kehr as "one of the most hauntingly beautiful of all avant-garde films"); and HORIZONS, a landscape film whose formal simplicity belies infinitely complex interactions of light, time, nature, and film emulsion. Following the screening, Gottheim will appear in person for a discussion with J.P. Sniadecki, Professor and Director of the MFA in Documentary Media at Northwestern.

About the films:


(Larry Gottheim, 1970, 11 min, format TBC)


(Larry Gottheim, 1973, 77 min, 16mm)

Co-presented with support from the MFA in Documentary Media at Northwestern, and in partnership with the Chicago Film Society, who screens a program of Gottheim's short films on Friday, March 3 at Constellation in Chicago.

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