Schnitzer Cinema

"Same Streets, Different Worlds" featuring a Skype Q&A with Jem Cohen
Wed, 04/12/2017 - 7:00pm

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