October 24 & October 25, 2008

Back-to-back evenings of film screenings by award-winning filmmaker Bill Morrison, Ridge Theater member and co-creator of Lightning at our feet, featuring music by composer Michael Gordon.

Included in the festival is Decasia: The State of Decay (2001), a new kind of documentary, with music composed by Michael Gordon, in which Morrison uses decomposing film stock as raw material and draws on the tension between the fact of films unstable surface and the fragile nature of what was once photographically represented. An artist talk with Morrison will follow the film program.

Presented in conjunction with Ridge Theater’s “Lightning at our feet,” a multimedia song cycle created from the poems and letters of celebrated American poet Emily Dickinson.

LOCATION: Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Brown Auditorium, 1001 Bissonnet