Sufjan Stevens: The BQE
January 8 - 8, 2010
1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005
Aurora Picture Show and the MFAH collaborate to present a screening of the film The BQE by singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens. "An orchestral homage to the architecture of the NYC boroughs and the imposing Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, Sufjan Stevens and Reuben Kleiner filmed The BQE on
do-it-yourself 16mm film cameras. With animated footage of gridlock and the perpetual motion of choreography, the Koyaanisqatsi-style production utilizes time-lapse photography, in-camera editing, slow motion, and post-production mirror effects to transform the urban blight of traffic into a splendor of graphic compositions."