Experimental filmmaking still evolving after 10 years of 'Conversations at the Edge'

October 4, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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(Image courtesy of Chris Sullivan)
Chris Sullivan spent a decade working on 'Consuming Spirits,' which kicked off CATE's 10th anniversary season.

Digital technologies brought big changes to filmmaking over the past decade. For those on the experimental edge of the medium, change could feel like it was coming at breakneck speed, but Conversations at the Edge provides a place to catch up. Each year, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Video Data Bank put together the experimental film program, which screens at Chicago’s Gene Siskel Film Center. The series celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. To find out more about where Conversations at the Edge – or CATE – came from and where it was headed, Eight Forty-Eight was joined by the series curator, Amy Beste.

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