International Film Series Schedules Screening of Lawrence Jordan Documentary

“Moments of Illumination” slated for Tuesday screening at Alamo Drafthouse.

The Texas Tech University International Film Series, in cooperation with the Texas Tech School of Art, has scheduled a screening of a documentary about renowned filmmaker Lawrence Jordan, “Moments of Illumination,” for next week.

The screening of the documentary will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 14) at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema located at the corner of North Slide Road and West Loop 289. The screening is a part of Jordan's appearance Oct. 19-24 at Texas Tech as an artist in residence.

“IFS is very pleased to partner with our friends in the School of Art,” said Robert Peaslee, an associate professor in the College of Media and Communication and the International Film Series coordinator. “Jordan is one of the true giants of the avant-garde movement in the United States and his residency later this month at Texas Tech is a magnificent opportunity to see his work and learn about his processes.”

The film documents the avant-garde filmmaker's early collaborations all the way to his continuing work in college media. It will bring insight into his accomplishments.

“Moments of Illumination” will be followed by a short film by Jordan, “Our Lady of the Sphere,” presented in 35mm form. Following the film, Jorgelina Orfila, an associate professor in the School of Art, will host a discussion.

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CONTACT: Robert Peaslee, coordinator, International Film Studies program, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-2562 or