Society for Cinema & Media Studies presents:
THE THOUGHTS THAT ONCE WE HAD
directed by Thom Andersen
USA, 2015, English
Thursday, March 31, 2016, 7:30 PM — Plaza Theatre, Upstairs
Assuming the diverse forms of an essay, diary, and found footage film, “The Thoughts That Once We Had” traces a line though both filmmaker Thom Andersen's personal history with cinema and philosopher Gilles Deleuze's influential cinema books. The film is comprised of clips spanning cinema's history, deftly edited together with inter-title commentary, and re-worked dialogue, sound and musical compositions. Andersen's adroit compilation, through a complex procedure of relation and reframing, thus uncovers new and different meanings at work in these classic and lost films.