Carnegie Mellon University
March 29, 2012

Fiction / Nonfiction

Fiction / Nonfiction

Filmmaker, writer and activist Tom Kalin will discuss the tension between fact and fiction in his films.  Kalin's work traverses diverse forms and genres including experimental shorts and installations (Third Known Nest, Every Wandering Cloud) and nonfiction feature narrative films (Swoon, I Shot Andy Warhol and Savage Grace).  Inspired by three notorious American crimes, his feature films test the boundaries between psychology and behavior; public and private identity; documentary fact and dramatic truth.  In these features and in his experimental video work, Kalin explores (among other things) the evolution of copyright law and cultural notions of authenticity. He will also speak briefly about his membership in the AIDS activist collective Gran Fury, known for its provocative public art projects, which currently has a major survey of its work on view in New York City as well as his recent collaboration with musician Thomas Bartlett (Doveman).

Gregg Hall (Porter Hall 100)
Thursday, March 29, 2012, 4:30pm

On Friday The Warhol and the Center for the Arts in Society are pleased to welcome Tom Kalin to introduce and discuss his 1992 feature Swoon in celebration of the film’s twenty-year anniversary. It is the third cinematic retelling of the famous Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb child murder case of 1924 in which the two lovers kidnapped and killed a 14-year old boy just to see if they could commit the perfect crime.

March 30, 2012 8:00pm The Andy Warhol Museum
117 Sandusky Street (412) 237-8300