Common Carrier

Friday, Mar 15, 2019 7 – 8:30 pm

University of Chicago
5811 S. Ellis Ave.
Cobb Hall, 4th fl.
Chicago, IL, 60637


James N. Kienitz Wilkins’s film tracks a small network of artists and their associates, skipping between scripted performances and conversations in which real people play versions of themselves. A highly inventive look at creative life, labor, and technology, the film is a discordant rush of layered images—contrasting views, superimposed—set to a shifting radio soundtrack.

Kienitz Wilkins says his goal was to “reflect our multifaceted contemporary world where there is no one right way to look or listen: we are perpetually barraged by a sea of information, histories, and the promises of absolute connection, while remaining fundamentally alone.”

A discussion with the filmmaker follows the screening.

This event is co-presented with the Film Studies Center at the University of Chicago.


Image: Still from Common Carrier.