Ithaca Premiere of Simon Tarr Film


Contributed by Melissa Gattine

The Ithaca premiere of Rubicon, by IC professor Simon Tarr, will be held Wednesday, November 10, 7:15 p.m., in Willard Straight Theatre, Cornell University.


In his much anticipated first feature-length motion picture, award winning filmmaker Simon Tarr paints a stunning, sweeping technohistory of the human race from birth to obsolescence. Sacred geometry and ominous CGI intertwine with a retelling of the story of Noah to illuminate the illusion of authority and the nature of autonomy in the contemporary digital sphere.

About Simon Tarr

Simon Tarr, assistant professor, made his first movie at the age of eight. The strip of film was fashioned from sandwich bags taped together, with spaceships drawn on it. The projector was a shoebox with a lamp in it, the lens was a magnifying glass on the end of a toilet paper tube. The film premiered on the wall of his bedroom, where the film melted after a few seconds. Since then, Simon Tarr's films have been screened on every continent (yes, even Antarctica) in hundreds of film festivals. He is chair of the board of directors of the Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers and a trustee of the University Film and Video Foundation, and is a dog person.

Principal crew:
Designed by Simon Tarr
Meters by Jeremy Fernsler
Music by Edward Kurland

Contributed by Melissa Gattine