Premiered in 2010 Sundance Film Festival, "Utopia in Four Movements" is a multi-media documentary/lecture about the battered state of the utopian impulse at the dawn of the 21st century created by filmmaker Sam Green and musician Dave Cerf (both known for the academy award nominated film The Weather Underground). This 'live documentary' includes narration by Green and a performance by the Brooklyn-based band The Quavers, with special guest Brendan Canty of Fugazi on drums.
In partnership with the Ann Arbor Film Festival and with support from the Department of Screen Arts and Cultures.
This lecture took place on March 24, 2011 as part of the University of Michigan School of Art & Design's Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series. Established with the generous support of alumna Penny W. Stamps, the Speaker Series brings respected emerging and established artists/designers from a broad spectrum of media to the School to conduct a public lecture and engage with students, faculty, and the larger University and Ann Arbor communities.
All programs take place on Thursdays at 5:10 pm at the historic Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public. For more information, please visit: art-design.umich.edu/stamps
NOTE: the video posted is a shorter, edited excerpt of the full presentation, made at the presenter's request.