Berliner on Berliner

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
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D.L. Groover has contributed to countless reputable publications including the Houston Press since 2003. His theater criticism has earned him a national award from the Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN) as well as three statewide Lone Star Press Awards for the same. He's co-author of the irreverent appreciation, Skeletons from the Opera Closet (St. Martin's Press), now in its fourth printing.
Contact: D. L. Groover