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The Films of Stuart Sherman

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Stuart Sherman (1945-2001) is best known for his tabletop Spectacles, dramas performed by inanimate objects. But he was also a prolific film and video artist, many of his works portraits of friends from the New York art scene.

Co-presented by Hopscotch Cinema, The Nightingale screens 25 of Sherman's films, made between 1977 and 1986, on Sunday 2/21.

Screening are: Globes (1977); Scotty and Stuart (1977); Skating (1978); Tree Film (1978); Edwin Denby (1978); Camera/Cage (1978); Flying (1979); Baseball/TV (1979); Fountain/Car (1980); Rock/String (1980); Elevator/Dance (1980); Hand/Water (1979); Piano/Music (1979); Roller Coaster/Reading (1979); Theatre Piece (1980); Bridge Film (1981); Racing (1981); Typewriting (Pertaining to Stefan Brecht) (1982); Chess (1982); Golf Film (1982); Fish Story (1983); Portrait of Benedicte Pesle (1984); Mr. Ashley Proposes (Portrait of George) (1985); Eating (1986); The Discovery of the Phonograph (1986). Also screening: Brian Frye’s documentary of Sherman's performance, Robert Beck is Alive and Well and Living in NYC.

Sunday 2/21 at 7 PM at The Nightingale, 1084 N. Milwaukee. $7-10 suggested donation. John Matturi introduces the program via Skype.

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