South Bend museum to feature Notre Dame filmmaker's work

by Dennis Brown

An exhibition on documentary filmmaking by Jill Godmilow, professor of film, television and theatre at the University of Notre Dame, will be on display Saturday (Feb. 9) through March 30 at the South Bend Regional Museum of Art, located in Century Center, 120 S. St. Joseph St.p. The installation will feature the production process of Godmilow’s most recent film, “What Farocki Taught,” a 30-minute documentary released in 1998 that is a perfect replica of “Inextinguishable Fire,” a 1969 German film by Harum Farocki that examines the physical properties of Napalm B.p. The museum exhibit will include presentations of both films as well as items from the original movie set. “Far From Poland,” another Godmilow film that she terms a “drama-tary,” also will be on view in the museum’s Art League Gallery and The Project Room.p. In more than three decades of film and video making, Godmilow has earned a substantial reputation as a producer/director and is considered one of the primary theoreticians/ practitioners in the American nonfiction genre. She has been a member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1992 and is the recipient of Rockefeller and Guggenheim fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.p. The South Bend Regional Museum of Art is open from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and noon-5 p.m. on weekends. Admission is free to museum members; a $3 donation is suggested for nonmembers.

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