Friday March 13, 7.30pm
Untitled Film
by Gregory Smulewicz-Zucker
admission $6 – Free for Members

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Images courtesy of Gregory Smulewicz-Zucker © 2014

Microscope presents the return of Gregory Smulewicz-Zucker to the gallery this time for the premiere of his new and longest 16mm film to date. As in his previous shorter works, Smulewicz-Zucker’s “Untitled”, completed in late 2014, approaches the medium of film viewing light “as the fundamental ingredient in cinema”. Smulewicz-Zucker works exclusively with black & white 16mm film, shooting moments of everyday life, that under his lens transform the familiar – both natural and construction – into an alternative and yet equally real world of light and shadow, reflection and refraction.

“[In Untitled] I explore a progression from everyday visual perception to a more opaque engagement with the world. This culminates – as many of my films have in the past – with an ecstatic experience of light … In previous films, I have tended to conclude by allowing the light to flood the screen. Here, I try to maintain an awareness that the light is being viewed through some medium or other. I hope this lends itself to the feeling of a stronger human presence within the film.” -GS

by Gregory Smulewicz-Zucker
16mm, b&w, silent, 2014, 60 minutes

Gregory Smulewicz-Zucker is a writer and filmmaker living in New York. He is currently the Managing Editor of Logos: A Journal of Modern Society and Culture ( His films have been shown at Anthology Film Archives, Spectacle Theater, and Microscope Gallery. His writings on film have appeared in The Brooklyn Rail. He is the editor of a new edition of Jonas Mekas’ Movie Journal  for Columbia University Press.

Microscope gratefully acknowledges the Robert D. Bielecki Foundation as the Official Sponsor of our Event Series

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