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Feb. 13, 2004

UI Museum Of Art Shows Final Program Of Documentary Films Feb. 29

The University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA) will present the films "One Way Boogie Woogie" from 1977 by James Benning and "Shulie" from 1997 by Elisabeth Subrin at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 29 in the museum's Lasansky Gallery.

The showings are free and open to the public.

Approximately an hour-and-a-half in length, this is the final film presentation in a series of four Sunday afternoon showings of films from the Walker Art Center's Edmond R. Ruben Film Study Collection.

The films are being presented in conjunction with "American Tableaux: Selections from the Collection of Walker Art Center," an exhibition of 62 paintings, sculptures, installations, prints and photographs on loan from the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

Benning and Subrin are both well known for their experimental films. For example, Benning uses a set of 60 one-minute shots in "One Way Boogie Woogie." Subrin's "Shulie," on the other hand, is a shot-by-shot remake of a 1967 documentary about 22-year-old Shulamith Firestone, who later became a key feminist writer.

"American Tableaux," on view at the UIMA through April 25, features works by 55 20th-century American artists including Georgia O'Keeffe, David Hockney, Tom Wesselman and Kara Walker.

"American Tableaux" was organized by Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. It is made possible by generous support from the Dain Rauscher Foundation and Marshall Field's Project Imagine.

The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City, is open noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. For more information on the UI Museum of Art visit http://www.uiowa.edu/uima on the World Wide Web.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Media: Peter Alexander, 319-384-0072, peter-alexander@uiowa.edu; Writer: Krystle Johnson