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Past Event The Emblazoned Apparition: An Evening with Filmmaker Phil Solomon 


Phil Solomon’s “Empire” (2008-2012)

The Warhol and the Film Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh are pleased to welcome Boulder, CO. based filmmaker Phil Solomon for a special evening of his lyrical film and digital work. The program will feature four of his unique, optically manipulated 16mm films along with two Pittsburgh premieres of his recent digital pieces inspired by his appreciation for the peripheral splendor of the artificial worlds created for video games.  The anchor of the  program is Solomon’s “Empire”, which the filmmaker describes as “a re-make of Andy Warhol’s Empire from high atop the Manhattan Island of Grand Theft Auto IV (“Liberty City”), far from the madding crowd of thieves, cops, prostitutes and murderers down below.” Solomon has been making films since 1975 and is currently Professor of Film Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

What’s Out Tonight is Lost (1983)
The Snowman (1995)
Psalm I: “The Lateness of the Hour” (1999)
Psalm II: “Walking Distance” (1999)
“Empire” (2008-2012)
The Emblazoned Apparition (2013)

Special thanks to Dan Morgan and Gordon Sullivan in the Film Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh for making this program possible.