Something More Than Night

with filmmaker Dan Eisenberg
Friday, May 28, 2004 - 5:00pm

Something More Than Night (2003, 16mm, 77 min.) is primarily shot in public spaces: airports, train stations, malls, and the many ethnic neighborhoods that make Chicago an exemplary city of migration at the beginning of the 21st Century. In using images of the city at night as a fulcrum to re-conceptualize both elapsed and historical time, Eisenberg creates a composite portrait of both the contemporary international city and our present time of manifold dislocations. LA Weekly called Something More Than Night a "simultaneously chilly and elegiac voyeur's eye view of the artificially illuminated world of Chicago after dark..."

Dan Eisenberg, Professor and Chair of the Department of Film, Video, and New Media at the School of the Art Institute has been making films for thirty years. His experimental documentary work and essays on the nature of historical events, memory, and its mediation, have won numerous international awards, fellowships, and honors.