Rebecca Baron

Supported in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council

May. 7 + 8 - 7:30 pm
$6 Suggested Donation
New American Art Union
922 SE Ankeny St

About This Screening

Cinema Project is delighted to have Rebecca Baron, a Los Angeles-based filmmaker and professor of film and video at the California Arts Institute, in Portland to present two evenings of film. Her most recent piece, How Little We Know of Our Neighbours, is an experimental documentary about Britain’s Mass Observation Movement and its relationship to contemporary issues regarding surveillance, public self-disclosure, and privacy. Balancing conventional documentary strategies with forms of narrative this film investigates the multiple roles cameras have played in public space. The Idea Of North, based on photographs taken a century ago by three polar explorers marooned on an ice floe, presents the limitations of images and other forms of record as a means of knowing the past. okay bye-bye takes its title from the phrase shouted by Cambodian children to the U.S. Ambassador as he fled Phnom Penh in 1975. A film essay that combines found Super 8mm footage, photographs, journalistic accounts, letters and narration, okay bye-bye explores the relationship of history to memory and the effectiveness of using traditional forms to analyze the horrors of genocide.

Program Details

May 7
  • The Idea of North
    1995, 16mm, b&w, sound, 14 min.
  • Spare Time
    by Humphrey Jennings
    1939, 16mm, b&w, sound, 15 min.
  • How Little We Know of Our Neighbours
    2004, video, color, sound, 50 min.
May 8
  • okay bye-bye
    1998, 16mm, color, sound, 39 min.
  • How Little We Know of Our Neighbours
    2004, video, color, sound, 50 min.

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