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September 21, 2010

Experimental Filmmaker Fred Worden to Share "Secret Recipes"

Chelsea Haddaway

Filmmaker Fred Worden, associate professor of visual arts, will share his own secret recipes for experimental film on Wednesday, September 29 in lecture entitled “After Hours in the Cerebral Kitchen: Experimental Filmmaking in the 21st Century.”

Following the model of the broadcast TV cooking show, Worden will discuss the secret recipes, ingredients and techniques he has discovered and developed over his decades-long quest for new cinematic cuisine. He will illuminate the journey from early cinema’s first explorations to the current technology-driven growth spurt of digital film that has opened doors to new, uncharted cinematic territory.

Worden, whose films have appeared in the Museum of Modern Art, the New York Film Festival, the London Film Festival, the Toronto Film Festival, the Hong Kong International Film Festival and many other venues, has been involved in experimental cinema since the 1970s. Film critic Michael Sicinski included Worden’s 11-minute film “1859” on his Top 10 Films for 2008 list and put Worden in his list of five “modern masters at mid-career.” Worden was recently named one of the top 50 avant-garde filmmakers of the decade by filmcomment magazine.

The lecture, which is part of the Humanities Forum, will take place at 4 pm in the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery. Admission is free of charge. The event is sponsored by the Dresher Center for the Humanities and the Department of Visual Arts.

Posted by chelseah at September 21, 2010 1:00 PM