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Urban & Rural Landscapes


Image courtesy of the National Film Preservation Foundation

Images courtesy of the National Film Preservation Foundation

Urban & Rural Landscapes

Avant-Garde Masters: A Decade of Preservation

We’re proud to present three special screenings paying tribute to the milestone films of American experimental cinema. Thanks to an annual grant program funded by Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation and the National Film Preservation Foundation, 20 organizations (including The Ohio State University) have saved 105 films by 49 filmmakers—and made new copies of these classics available for exhibition and study. Join us for this rare, not-to-be-missed opportunity.

Thu, Jan 24, 2013 7 PM

Landscapes have long been a source of inspiration for artists, and this program spotlights the gorgeous restoration of two films that took that inspiration to unbelievably unique places. Described by critic J. Hoberman as one of the best films of the 1990s, Ernie Gehr’s Side/Walk/Shuttle (1991) is among the most stunning cinematic portraits of San Francisco: “Pure sensation,” Hoberman called it, “a slow-motion roller coaster.” In a more pastoral exploration, Larry Gottheim’s Barn Rushes (1971) provides a multifaceted portrait of a single barn and its ever-changing landscape. (77 mins., 35mm & 16mm)

Ballet Boys

Enjoy 25% off purchases and complimentary gift-wrapping in the Wexner Center Store, a free film screening, an exclusive gallery tour, and more during Member Appreciation Days, coming up December 3–6.

Temporary closure

Wexner Center for the Arts

Due to an ongoing investigation, the Wexner Center will be closed to the public on Monday. We apologize for the inconvenience. We will update this space and our Facebook page as new information is released.