SCA Cinematheque108 presents: Recent Works by Beth Block

May 5, 2011, 7:00 P.M.

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

                         Cinematheque108 invites you and a guest to attend

              Recent Works by Beth Block


Including screenings of The Bathtub Shot (2009, digital, 11min), 57 Jobless (2009, digital, 26 min), Leaky Mountain (digital, 11 min) and Massage (2010, digital, 27 min)

Directed by Beth Block

Followed by a Q&A with Beth Block

7:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 5th, 2011

The Ray Stark Family Theatre

George Lucas Building, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007



About Beth Block (Director)

Beth Block is a filmmaker, media artist and photographer. Her films are included in collections at the Library of Congress and have screened at the Museum of Modern Art and Ann Arbor Film Festival. Originally trained in painting, Block has worked in still-photography, installation and as an optical effects artist for studio films including Terminator 2. Beginning in 2007 she began to work in 108p digital cinema, lending a new-technologically informed experimentation to her work. She has served on the board of Los Angeles Filmforum, including three terms as president, and is a founding member and the current president of the NewTown Pasadena Foundation. In addition to teaching in the School of Cinematic Studies at USC she is a freelance videographer and visual effects artist.

About the Films

The Bathtub Shot (2009, digital, 11min)
A look inside a daydream which rationalizes the procrastination of the imperative to create.

57 Jobless (2009, digital, 26 min)
5 abstract variations which explore the possibilities of digital image manipulation. Just resign yourself to watching paint dry and have a good time.

Leaky Mountain (digital, 11 min)
A portrait of a burned and vandalized hilltop, the result of human insult being added to natural injury.

Massage (2010, digital, 27 min)
The human body becomes an unfamiliar landscape through graphic close up images of women being massaged.

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