Cinematheque108 presents: An Evening with Madison Brookshire

March 31, 2011, 7:00 P.M.

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Cinematheque108 invites you and a guest to An Evening with Madison Brookshire

7:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 31st, 2011

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Director in Person!!!


About Madison Brookshire (Director)

Madison Brookshire is a Los Angeles based artist, filmmaker and musician. He has exhibited work at the Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival and the International Film Festival at Rotterdam and has collaborated with Thom Andersen. Brookshire's films unfold as visual symphonies, intertwining musicality and formalism. His earlier works include The East Hollywood Street Series and Transparent Cities.

About Color Series (color, silent, 16mm film, 74 min.)

A series of 6 films that form one work, although any number of the individual films may be shown separately. Each film fades between colors. They are made without a camera, using only the lights of the printing process at the lab. The fades are slow enough that they engage the viewer in a dialogue about the border between the work and his or her own perception of it. The subject of the work is duration and color is the medium through which we experience it. The converse is also true: the subject is color and duration is the medium. The effect is a direct experience of time and vision.

"Most color-field filmmaking always focuses almost exclusively on the immediate conditions of perception -- what's on screen, how it hits the eye, and how the eye manages the shifts in optical phenomena across the screen. However, the Color Field Films are calling extensively upon our memories, our earlier relationships with films no longer before us." --Michael Sicinski

About Cinematheque108

Cinematheque108 is an alternative screening series sponsored by the Critical Studies Department at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts. The series is an educational forum that aims to expand awareness and understanding of experimental, foreign, and documentary film outside of Hollywood. Events are on Thursday evenings in The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, unless otherwise noted. Please note that there will be no food, drink, or gum allowed inside the theater.

Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the general public. Please bring a photo ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.


The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $8.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Avenue. We recommend parking in outdoor Lot M or V, or Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Please note that Parking Structure D cannot accommodate tall vehicles such as SUVs. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Name: Alison Kozberg