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Thursday, February 19 · 7 pm
ANPO: Art X War | Directed by Linda Hoaglund
KAM Auditorium

This film tells the story of Japan's historic resistance to U.S. military bases on its soil as told through an electrifying array of artwork created by Japan's leading, yet marginalized, artists. The film articulates the insidious, lasting impact that the U.S. military presence has had on Japanese lives and the creative processes that artists have devised to transmit the spirit of resistance. (2011, 89 min)
With an introduction and post-film discussion led by Roderick Wilson, assistant professor of History and East Asian Languages and Cultures

This film is presented in conjunction with the exhibition With the Grain: Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Postwar Years.

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Hairy Who and the Chicago Imagists

Monday, February 23 · 7:30 pm
Hairy Who & the Chicago Imagists | Directed by Leslie Buchbinder
Written by John Corbett
Art Theatre Co-op, 126 West Church St, Champaign

A lavishly-illustrated romp through Chicago Imagist art—the Second City scene that challenged Pop Art's status in the 1960's and then faded from view. Forty years later, its funk and grit inspire artists from Jeff Koons to Chris Ware, making the Imagists the most famous artists you never knew. (2014, 105 min)

Join us at the Art Theatre Co-op for this Film and TalkBack discussion
introduced by Glen Davies, adjunct professor of Painting and
featuring Imagist artist Karl Wirsum and screenwriter John Corbett.

Tickets cost $10 and are available in advance.
Please contact The Art Theatre Co-op for more information.

Sponsored in part by the Lorado Taft Lectureship on Art Fund/College of Fine + Applied Arts,
Art Theatre Co-op, School of Art + Design, and Krannert Art Museum

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Gladys Nilsson
Photo: William Arsenault
Courtesy Pentimenti Productions

ANPO: Art X War
Directed by Linda Hoaglund
Produced by Aaron Ernst and Linda Hoaglund
Released: September 2010
Running time: 89 min

Suellen Rocca with
Curly Head, 1967

Photo: Chicago Sun-Times Bob Kotalik
Courtesy Pentimenti Productions