The Moving Image Plays Itself: An Archival Roadshow (1941–1986)


Location: Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

In 1964, Marshall McLuhan coined the phrase, "The medium is the message." Borrowing inspiration from Thom Anderson's 2003 film, Los Angeles Plays Itself, this collage of a program draws from twenty-five 16mm films within IU-Bloomington's collections which highlight the filmmaking process, film handling equipment, exhibition and the cellulose material itself, putting the medium of film at the forefront. Archivists will demonstrate 16mm film handling equipment beginning at 6pm. Curators Jon and Jennifer Vickers scheduled to appear.

This is a free, but ticketed event. Tickets will only be available for pick-up one hour prior to the performance. To guarantee your reservation please pick-up your Will Call tickets at least 15 minutes prior to the performance. In the event of a sell out, unclaimed Will Call tickets will be used to seat patrons waiting on standby.