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Friday, January 25, 7pm, $2
Woodland Pattern Experimental Film/Video Series
Presented by the UWM Department of Film

Dear Friends and Monsters: An evening with Ariana Hamidi

Ariana HamidiFilmmaker, poet and former Milwaukeean Ariana Hamidi, will premiere her new film and read from her recently published chapbook of poetry, both entitled Dear Cyclops. In this her newest film, Hamidi asks, how do we make our public selves genuine? through the use of three singular tableaus in which groups of people must relate with each other in unusual surroundings and circumstances:
  • strangers are enclosed in a locked studio.
  • a performance artist and pedestrians coexist on a city sidewalk.
  • a couple hangs upside down while a mysterious third party attempts to make contact.
The film is part documented human experiment and part classic dramatics. Hamidi provocatively advises: "When the monster enters your life, recognize him but don't judge. After all, he might eat you but it's worth it if you find you taste good."

from Dear Cyclops, a film by Ariana Hamidi

Presented by the UWM Film Department

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