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Lines of Exile

Director: Eric Patrick, 2020, USA, 7 minutes, Cast: Hamid Naficy

Hamid Naficy’s fifty years of drawings of prominent scholars, philosophers, and theorists form a unique index of the evolution of cultural theory over the last decades. In this portrait, Naficy intimately recounts this evolution through his drawings.

Screening with: Shorts Program #1


Lines of Exile
Saturday, Sept. 18th, 12:00 PM

Eric Patrick

Eric Patrick’s commercial animation and independent experimental works have received a Peabody Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, over 100 grants, fellowships, and awards at international film festivals, and several Emmy nominations. His additional work in information design has received grants from the National Institute of Health (Reproductive Health), and the Chicago Digital Media Production Fund (Citizen Primer).

He has screened extensively both domestically and internationally at festivals, museums, and on television, including screenings at the Rotterdam Film Festival, The Museum of Modern Art, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and the South by Southwest Film Festival. He was an animator for the seminal Nickelodeon program Blues Clues and has written several articles about independent animation. He is currently an associate professor at Northwestern University.