The Motive Power Series

Directed by: Mike Gibisser


Chicago's Own Series: For 38 years, Chicago Filmmakers has been dedicated to providing a showcase for the work of innovative film and video artists of Chicago.  This series is our celebration of the diverse filmmakers of Chicago! Join us for local film + discussion.

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Mike Gibisser has been a prolific force in Chicago’s film and video landscape for nearly a decade. His work has received various international attention including screenings at the International Oberhausen Film Festival, the Harvard Film Archive, Sundance, and the New York Film Festival. The short film collection The Motive Power Series is comprised of four films, each a meditation on a thermodynamic law. When viewed together, the films become chapters in an extended rumination on the metaphors embedded in these laws and work in an attempt to put pressure on the points at which spiritualism bleeds into science and affect invades empiricism. (Directed by Mike Gibisser. USA, 2011, 50 min)

This film will also screen as part of the Chicago Filmmakers Screening Program on Wednesday, January 2nd // 7:30pm @ Hokin Hall at Columbia College Chicago - 623. S. Wabash Ave.  Screenings at Hokin Hall are supported in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.  Chicago Filmmakers' programs are also supported by The MacArthur Fund at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation. 



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