16mm film study collection
|Dog Star Man, Stan Brakhage 1961-64
Lucifer Rising, Kenneth Anger 1973
The 16mm Film Study Collection was begun by the Film Center (now the Gene Siskel Film Center) in the early 1970s as a collection of experimental films by living American artists. It was later moved to the School’s library to make it more accessible to faculty, and continues to be heavily used for teaching at SAIC. It is a growing collection that now contains several hundred reels of prints and working prints by filmmakers from around the globe, reflecting the School’s commitment to film as an art form. The Study Collection provides examples of a variety of film genres and movements: early Hollywood, experimental and avant-garde, Workers Film and Photo League, animation, contemporary independent filmmakers and more.