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The Art of Film

Join us for our monthly film screening series featuring the best in internationally-renowned independent and arts-related movies- The Art of Film.

The Art of Film presents a forum for appreciating movies as an art form. With audience Q&A and talkback sessions with film directors and faculty from Florida Southern College following each screening, this unique Polk Museum series will entertain, engage, and educate audiences of all ages.

Living in Oblivion (1995)

Director: Tom DiCillo

Living in Oblivion, Tom DiCillo, 1995

Living in Oblivion, Tom DiCillo, 1995

Synopsis: Independent film director Nick Reve (Steve Buscemi) is making his first feature. Everything that can go wrong does: the rebellious catering crew refuses to replace spoiled milk, his actors are flaky and getting an unspoiled take is nearly impossible. Tension between lead actress Nicole (Catherine Keener) and actor Chad (James LeGros), who have just slept together, contributes to the many problems on set. As money and time run out, Nick struggles to complete his film.

Director Bio: Thomas A. "Tom" DiCillo is an American film director, screenwriter and cinematographer. He studied creative writing at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia and went on to study filmmaking at New York University's Film School alongside Jim Jarmusch, Howard Brookner, Sara Driver and Spike Lee. Subsequently he worked as an actor, then cinematographer, before making his own films.
 

Doors open at 6:00 pm
Introduction and Screening at 6:30 pm

The Art of Film is free to attend. Cash bar available.

Organized by:
William Allen, Associate Professor of Digital Media, Florida Southern College
Matthew Herbertz, Assistant Professor of Film, Florida Southern College

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