How in the hell do you categorize Alan Berliner? Experimental filmmaker? Sure, that's easy (The Family Album, Wide Awake).Unparalleled audio/videographer? Yeah, simple (Critical Mass, The Art of War). Essayist, aesthetician? Of course ("The Wisdom of the Ancients," "Chasing Time"). Internet pioneer? Oh, why not (Found Sound)? Emmy Award-winner? He's got three of them, and counting. Catch his screening of Wide Awake on Saturday (7 p.m. Frenetic Theater, 5102 Navigation). At his Berliner on Berliner presentation today, he'll talk about his life and work. 1 p.m. Aurora Video Library, 1524 Sul Ross. For information, call 713-868-2101 or visit www.aurorapictureshow.org. Free.
Sun., Nov. 8, 1 p.m., 2009