SALISBURY, MD---From California's Morro Rock to McDonald's golden arches to a dilapidated gas station sign, the subjects of Roger Beebe's short films take viewers on an insightful, sometimes critical, yet always interesting journey inside American culture.
The experimental filmmaker visits Salisbury University to screen "New Maps of the New World: The Short Films of Roger Beebe" at 7 p.m. Friday, September 7 in Fulton Hall Room 111.
Bebee is a professor of film and media studies at the University of Florida. He is also artistic director of the Florida Experimental Film and Video Festival (FLEXfest), which screened at SU in September 2005.
Beebe's work has been featured worldwide, in venues such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Pacific Film Archive and the CBS Jumbotron in Times Square. It's also been shown at festivals such as New York Underground and the European Media Arts Festival.
Beebe directs and edits all of his films. Others included in this screening explore women in air transportation, as well as the strip malls of America's consumerist landscape. For more detail about the films, visit http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/rogerbb/films/fall07tour.html.
Sponsored by the Fulton School of Liberal Arts, this event is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU Web site at www.salisbury.edu.