Flat Is Beautiful

Sadie Benning, Flat Is Beautiful, 1998. Image copyright of the artist, courtesy of Video Data Bank, www.vdb.org.

Sat, May 21, 2016
(This event has already happened.)

Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL 60637
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free, no booking required

Artist Sadie Benning’s experimental live-action cartoon uses masks, animation, subtitles, drawings, and dramatic scenes to investigate the psychic life of an androgynous eleven-year-old. Growing up in a working class neighborhood with her single mother and gay roommate, the protagonist confronts the loneliness of living between masculine and feminine in a culture obsessed with defining gender difference.

Sadie Benning, 1998. Black & white; 50 min.

Presented in partnership with Doc Films.

Please note: the time of this event has changed from the previously published 2pm