Program 8           
Saturday, September 24, 1:00 PM
Weis/Laiks Cinema, Winter Visual Art Center, Franklin & Marshall College


2014, Cauleen Smith, United States, 11 minutes (DCP)

Greetings to mankind! The five-note sequence of Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) is performed outdoors by New Orleans musicians at sites in their city loaded with memories. The playful interpretations of this iconic motif are a testament to the city’s free spirit, despite its unstable present and uncertain future.

Reading 1974: Portrait of a City
1975, Gary Adelstein, Costa Mantis, Jerry Orr, United States, 56 minutes (DCP)

A documentary, in the city symphony tradition, that captures the essence of Reading, PA in 1974 at the height of the urban renewal era, when the centers of many mid-sized American cities were gutted and redesigned to make way for the "the future."