27 October 2016, 7:30pm
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
Please join us for a free screening of SCA Assistant Professor Simone Rapisarda's La creazione di significato (The Creation of Meaning).
La creazione di significato (The Creation of Meaning) is set in the Tuscan Alps, where German occupying forces massacred hundreds of civilians during WWII, and follows the daily life of Pacifico, a shepherd born in the wake of the war among those same breathtaking landscapes. Blurring fiction, documentary and anthropological observation, the film explores the transient nature of meaning by glimpsing at what Borges calls an Aleph, an allegorical singularity in space and time where past, present and future overlap and intertwine.
Presented by the School for the Contemporary Arts at SFU.
Simone Rapisarda is an award-winning filmmaker and educator. His feature-length films, challenging the traditional borders between creative and critical practice, have garnered accolades at festivals such as Locarno, Amsterdam, Vienna, Rotterdam, Ann Arbor, Montreal, Vancouver, Los Angeles, and are part of the permanent collections of museums and galleries such as the MoMA in New York and the National Gallery in Washington D.C. His works have been reviewed in publications such as Artforum, Film Comment, Cinema Scope, IndieWire, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Filmmaker Magazine and The New York Times. He has been the recipient of the Most Promising Filmmaker award at Ann Arbor in 2012 for The Strawberry Tree and of the Best Emerging Director award at Locarno in 2014 for The Creation of Meaning.
2011 M.F.A., Film and Video, York University, Toronto, Canada
2005 B.F.A. (with distinction), Film Production, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
1999 B.Sc. and M.Sc., Computer Science, University of Pisa, Italy