Past Event
Visual and Dramatic Arts
Thursday, November 7
Low-Fi: Andy Mann Street Tapes

About the Event

“Andy Mann’s videotapes are classic examples of the “street tape” genre– a video equivalent of “cinema verite,” drawn directly from life, with a minimum of staging, acting or editing. The direct, candid style of Mann’s tapes reflects the enthusiasm sparked by the new equipment amongst a whole generation of first-time video users; the possibility of capturing subjective experiences and details of the world in which one lived was tremendously exciting at that time, and was reason enough to go out and shoot a video.”
–Video Data Bank, Chicago

The late video pioneer Andy Mann left an extensive collection of his video art to Aurora Picture Show with the desire to have the work distributed and screened for educational and artistic purposes. The Andy Mann archives housed in the Aurora Video Library is comprised of over 800 videotapes, which date from the late 1960s through 2001.

Camilo Gonzalez from the Aurora Picture Show will be presenting the Andy Mann Street Tapes for this week’s Low-Fi!

Analog Deep Cuts from the Archive
Thursday nights at 7pm at Rice Cinema

Unusual films screened on obscure formats curated and introduced by Friends of the Media Center.

Every Thursday
Excluding Holidays

Free and open to the public.

Parking available in West Lot 4, $5 flat rate charge, credit card required.
Directions to Rice Cinema, Rice Media Center:
Entrance #8 via University Blvd & Stockton Drive
For specific directions from any location Google map ‘Rice Cinema’.
For parking information:
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Directions & Parking

Entrance #8 via University Blvd & Stockton Drive

Nearest visitor parking lots:
Moody Lot (previously known as Hess Lot)


Rice Media Center
Cinema Auditorium #100