“Acts and Intermissions” featuring a Skype Q&A with director Abigail Child is the March Schnitzer Cinema

Eugene, Ore. --- (March 8, 2018) --- The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, located on the University of Oregon campus, continues this year’s Schnitzer Cinema film series on Wednesday, March 14, at 7 p.m. with  “Acts and Intermissions,” featuring a Skype Q&A with director Abigail Child. This documentary explores the resurgence of protest in the 21st century through a refracted observation of the life and works of anarchist revolutionary Emma Goldman. Schnitzer Cinema is programmed by Richard Herskowitz, JSMA curator of media arts. The program is free and includes refreshments.


“At this moment of resurgent political activism and feminism, Abigail Child’s film is a timely look at a pioneering American revolutionary” says Herskowitz. “The subject matter is complemented by a formal radicalism and playfulness characteristic of Child’s work.”


“Acts and Intermissions” is the second film in Child’s “Trilogy of Women and Ideology” series. Each part of her trilogy asks how ideologies fail women. This film features contemporary footage, selections from the archive, and re-enactment to expose the continuing conflicts between labor and property, revolutionary purity and personal freedom.


Child is a filmmaker, poet and writer, known for her experimental writing and media. She began her career in filmmaking in the 1980s and has completed over thirty film/video works and installations, and written six books. She is an acknowledged pioneer in the use of montage, as her early work focuses on the relationship between sound and image.


On Wednesday, April 18, at 7 p.m., this year’s Schnitzer Cinema season will conclude with Short Films from the 2017 Ashland Independent Film Festival.


Schnitzer Cinema is made possible in part with a grant from the UO Office of Academic Affairs.


About the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

The University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is a premier Pacific Northwest museum for exhibitions and collections of historic and contemporary art. The mission of the museum is to enhance the University of Oregon’s academic mission and to further the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the general public.  The JSMA features significant collections galleries devoted to art from China, Japan, Korea, Europe, and the Americas as well as changing special exhibition galleries.  The JSMA is one of seven museums—and the only academic art museum-- in Oregon accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.


The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is located on the University of Oregon campus at 1430 Johnson Lane. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens. Free admission is given to ages 18 and under, JSMA members, college students with ID, and University of Oregon faculty, staff and students. For information, contact the JSMA, 541-346-3027.


Contact: Debbie Williamson Smith, 541-346-0942,


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