Ann Arbor Film Fest Event: Gerry Fialka Discusses Dream Awake: How James Joyce Invented Experimental Cinema & Disguised It As A Book

Friday March 26, 2010: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

The Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF), the longest running independent film festival in the U.S., will hold its 48th festival on March 23 - 28.At this special event, co-sponsored by the Film Festival, Paramedia-Ecologist Gerry Fialka will discuss how James Joyce's 1939 book/epic collage/meta-narrative film Finnegan's Wake (and Marshall McLuhan's Menippean Satirized translation of it) presaged experimental and political activist cinema. How did Finnegan's Wake influence Hollis Frampton, Owen Land, John Cage & Peter Greenaway? How & why does the Wake tell the history of everything that ever happened and will happen? Learn the answers to these questions, and more.