“Leave It Open,” a short film virtual screening and live discussion, will be held on Thursday, November 4, 2021, at 7 p.m. on Zoom. (Register here for the free event.)

The loosely autobiographical films in this series use collage techniques to re-create volatile and fluctuating spaces of the Romanian everyday. Images of social unrest are intertwined with permaculture gardening and holographic visions.

The program features “Level III” (7 minutes, 2015); “Level V” (9 minutes, World Premiere, 2021); “Level IV” (15 minutes, 2019); and “Leave It Open” (2 minutes, 2019).

The screening will be followed by a conversation between filmmaker Laura Iancu and cinema historian Karl Precoda. Iancu is a visual artist working primarily in hybrid video forms and immersive 3D animation and gaming. She currently teaches film production classes at the Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts. Precoda teaches cinema history and critical theory for both the School of Performing Arts and the Virginia Tech Department of Sociology.

The event is sponsored by the Center for European Union, Transatlantic, and Trans-European Space Studies, with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

Contact Esther Bauer at bauere@vt.edu with any questions.