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Thursday April 24, 2014. 07:30 pm. Muenzinger E-50

A special screening of Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel’s 2012 film Leviathan

Lucien Castaing-Taylor is known internationally for work in ethnography. Castaing-Taylor, former CU Boulder professor, founded the Sensory Ethnography Lab (SEL) at Harvard University. He is also the Director of the Harvard Film Study Center. “His work is in the permanent collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art and the British Museum, has been exhibited at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Centre Pompidou, the Tate, MoMA, the Berlin Kunsthalle, the Whitechapel Gallery, PS1, Marian Goodman Gallery, the X-Initiative, and elsewhere, and has formed the subject of symposia at the Smithsonian Institution, the Musée du quai Branly, and the British Museum. His films and videos have screened at Berlin, Locarno, New York, Toronto and other film festivals. Recent awards include the Alpert Award in the Arts (2013), and, with Véréna Paravel, the True Vision Award (2013), Guggenheim fellowship (2012), Los Angeles Film Critics' Circle Douglas Edwards Independent and Experimental Film Award (2012), and FIPRESCI (International Film Critics) Award (2012).”

Of his Leviathan, Dennis Lim of the New York Times wrote: “ perhaps the most radical work yet to emerge from the lab and certainly the one that goes furthest in striving for an immersive cinematic experience. Shot entirely aboard a fishing trawler off the Massachusetts coast, largely with small, waterproof digital cameras that were variously tethered to the fishermen, tossed in with their dead or dying catch and plunged into the roiling ocean...”

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Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology; the CU Film Studies Program; and the CU Boulder initiative for a proposed new College of Media, Communication and Information.