West Coast premiere
Monday Night Screenings, Film and Video Series

Directed by Daniel Eisenberg
USA/Germany, 77 min, 2003, 16mm, camera by Ingo Kratisch., sound by Eisenberg; West Coast premiere

Daniel Eisenberg’s films are evocative explorations of the interstices between memory and present reality, and of the individual in relation to society. In past films, most notably Displaced Person, Cooperation of Parts and Persistence, Eisenberg largely used his own experience as a first generation European-American to create cinematic ruminations on fragmentary identity in the contemporary world. Something More Than Night is a darkly luminous portrait of night-time Chicago that is both an homage to the earliest films by the Lumiere Brothers and the paintings of Edward Hopper, as well as a penetrating contemporary cinematic portrait of an industrial urban center at the crossroads between centuries. (SA)

"Their characters lived in a world gone wrong, a world in which, long before the atom bomb, civilization had created the machinery for its own destruction, and was learning to use it with all the moronic delight of a gangster trying out his first machine gun. The law was something to be manipulated for profit and power. The streets were dark with something more than night."
(—Raymond Chandler, introduction Trouble Is My Business)

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Date/Time G ST CA
Mon 2.16.04 $8 $4 $4

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff