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Lunch and Lecture with Phil Solomon

Phil Solomon, video still from "American Falls", 2010, 3-screen video projection

Phil Solomon, video still from “American Falls”, 2010, 3-screen video projection

Lunch and Lecture with Phil Solomon
Wednesday, December 2, 12:00 – 1:30pm

Bemis Great Hall in Bemis Hall
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$17/person, reservations required, email: or call 719-227-8263

Filmmaker Phil Solomon will discuss his career in experimental film and examine his three-channel video installation, American Falls in the context of his previous work. Solomon will explore ideas of history, Hollywood, found footage, experimental processes, and non-linear storytelling.

 Sponsored by the Mellon Foundation: Arts in the Liberal Arts: Artist-in-Residence grant

American Falls by Phil Solomon


American Falls by Phil Solomon
October 30 – December 15, 2015

Closed:  November 11 – 15 & November 25- 29

IDEA Space

American Falls is an immersive, large-scale film triptych that presents an impressionistic journey through American history, using Niagara Falls as both a metaphoric and visual backdrop. Combining chemically degraded film images with computer graphics, filmmaker Phil Solomon traces the nation’s history, combining archival footage of historical benchmarks, such as the fall of presidents, the Great Depression, Amelia Earhart’s flight, the civil rights struggle, with clips from American cinema. Cinematic references include scenes from films featuring Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Busby Berkeley dance numbers, and Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will be Blood.

Sponsored by The Colorado College Cultural Attractions Fund



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