12+ Contemporary Film Screening - "Peggy and Fred in Hell"
09 June 2008
Organized by Zhu Haijian
Held by: Art World Magazine & MoCA Shanghai
2008.Jun.21th (Saturday), 2 p.m. 《Peggy and Fred in Hell》
2008.Jun.22th (Sunday), 2 p.m. Other Experimental Films by Leslie Thornton
Venue: MoCA Shanghai (Gate 7. People's Park, 231 Nanjing West Road), 2F, Conference room
More information please visits <Art World> or MoCA Shanghai website: www.yishushijie.com, www.mocashanghai.org
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screening room. For booking or further inquires please email us at
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《Peggy and Fred in Hell》
Director: Leslie Thornton
Time: 90 min
Brief Description of Director:
Thornton was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1951. Thornton went to
college at SUNY Buffalo, a vibrant center for experimental film in the
early 1970s. At Buffalo, Thornton absorbed an approach to
filmmaking that was formally radical and, in terms of content, firmly
rooted in fine art, literature, and critical theory. She first
trained as a painter, and later switched to film. She went on to
study at Massachusetts Institute of Technology with Richard Leacock, a
pioneer of documentary film.
the 1980s, Leslie Thornton has been at the forefront of American
experimental film. Her work is formally innovative and highly
Thornton has completed over 20 films and videos, plus a number of
installations. Major works include ‘Adynata' (on how China is
perceived), ‘Another Worldly', ‘The Great Invisible', ‘let Me Count the
Ways: Minus 10, 9, 8, and 7... ' and ‘ Peggy and Fred in Hell'.
film and media works have been exhibited worldwide including at The
Museum of Modern Art, Her work has garnered widespread critical
acclaim, with feature articles and reviews in a variety of
publications. She has received the highest award in her field, the Maya
Deren Lifetime Achievement Award, and she was the first media artist to
receive the Alpert Award in the Arts.