Schnitzer Cinema Presents: "Same Streets, Different Worlds" and Skype Q&A with Jem Cohen

Apr 12, 2017, 7:00 pm

Two short films by the great street cinematographer Jem Cohen, NYC Weights and Measures (2005, 5.5 minutes) and Little Flags (2000, 6 minutes), will be accompanied by a selection of episodes from Cohen’s Gravity Hill Newsreels

These short newsreels poetically documented the Occupy Wall Street movement. They demonstrated how the protestors transformed the urban landscape, taking once unremarkable “privately owned public spaces” and transforming them into truly public “agoras” — vibrant, unpredictable, open-air gatherings that cut across socio-economic barriers and made for some of the liveliest “street theater” New York City had ever seen.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art


Schnitzer Cinema is made possible in part by UO’s Office of Academic Affairs.