- Želimir Žilnik and the Black Wave - Harvard Film Archive
Želimir Žilnik and the Black Wave
April 30 – May 21, 2017
Harvard Film Archive
Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
24 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Actively engaged in making politically incendiary films for over 50 years, Serbian filmmaker Želimir Žilnik (b. 1942) was a pioneering member of the radical Yugoslav “Black Wave” who, in 1971, read from the stage a manifesto entitled "This Festival Is a Cemetery" on the opening night of his stunning short, Black Film. Žilnik spoke about the worthlessness of abstract humanism, the exploitation of poverty and the “alleged bravery and socially conscious filmmaking which just represents the ruling fashion of bourgeois cinema.” No other film director in Serbia has remained committed to the idea of socially provocative and politically engaged filmmaking as persistently and as permanently as Žilnik.
- AGAINST STATUS QUO: LATE WORKS BY ŽELIMIR ŽILNIK
AGAINST STATUS QUO: LATE WORKS BY ŽELIMIR ŽILNIK
May 16, 2017 - May 23, 2017
THE DRYDEN THEATRE
George Eastman Museum
900 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607, USA
DATE: Tuesday, May 16, 2017
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Dryden Theatre
Želimir Žilnik | Filmmaker in Person. Rather than seeing migrants as an anonymous horde that should either be pitied or feared, Žilnik provides ample space for individuals to introduce themselves and display their values, so that the viewers can identify with them and begin to understand their struggles.