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Archive for August 2010 | Monthly archive page

Aug 25

A co-presentation with Pacific Film Archive Mike Henderson: Dufus! (1970) 8 min. / Freude: Promise Her Anything But Give Her the Kitchen Sink (1969) 3 min. / Curt McDowell: Confesssions (1971) 16 min. / Barbara Hammer: Dyketactics (1974) 4 min. / Barbara Linkevitch: Chinamoon (1976) 15 min. / Dorothy Wiley: Miss Jesus Fries on Grill

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Aug 25

A co-presentation with Pacific Film Archive Stephen Beck, Warner Jepson, Robert Pacelli and Skip Sweeney in person Live Video Synthesis Performances by Skip Sweeney (Feedback) and Warner Jepson and Robert Pacelli (Templeton Mixer). Skip Sweeney: Koto Feedback and Moog Vidium (1972) excerpts 15 min. / Hy Hirsh: Divertissement Rococo (1951) 11 min. / Loren Sears:

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Aug 25

A co-presentation with Pacific Film Archive Alice Anne Parker (Anne Severson) in person Introduced by Eric Schaefer [Graphic sexual content – Adults only] Karen Johnson: Orange (1971) 3 min. / Jerry Abrams: Eyetoon (1968) 8 min. / Anne Severson: Near the Big Chakra (1972) 17 min. / Connie Beeson: The Now (1971) 15 min. /

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Aug 25

A co-presentation with Pacific Film Archive George Kuchar, Chip Lord and Anne McGuire in person James Broughton: The Bed (1968) 19 min. / Curt McDowell: A Visit to Indiana (1970) 10 min. / George Kuchar: A Reason to Live (1976) 26 min. / Max Almy: Deadline (1981) 5 min. / Chip Lord & Mickey McGowan:

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Aug 25

part of L@te: Friday Nights @BAM/PFA A co-presentation with Pacific Film Archive and Berkeley Art Museum Programmed by Kathy Geritz and Steve Seid An evening of light shows, multiple projection pieces, film loops by Craig Baldwin, Gibbs Chapman, Peter Conheim, and Thad Povey & Alfonso Alvarez, as well as other cinema psychedelica to celebrate the

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Aug 25

A co-presentation with Pacific Film Archive Peter Hutton and other artists in person Robert Nelson: Oh Dem Watermelons (1965) 11 min. / Gunvor Nelson & Dorothy Wiley: Schmeerguntz (1966) 15 min. / Lawrence Jordan: Duo Concertantes (1964) 9 min. / Anne Severson: I Change I Am the Same (1969) 1 min. / Bruce Baillie: Valentin

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Aug 25

a co-presentation with the Exploratorium’s Cinema Arts Program in association with Eames Office In 1968 Ray Eames and her husband, Charles Eames made a nine-minute filmed called Powers of Ten that influenced the way millions of people see the world. This cinematic journey out to the edge of space and time and then back again

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Aug 25

curated by Liz Keim a co-presentation with the Exploratorium’s Cinema Arts Program in association with Eames Office Free with Museum admission. Order advance tickets here. Friends of Exploratorium founder Dr. Frank Oppenheimer, Charles and Ray Eames maintained a close relationship with the museum during their lifetimes and are present as kindred spirits in the twenty-first

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Aug 25

A co-presentation with Pacific Film Archive Hy Hirsh: Eneri (1953) 7 min. / Patricia Marx: Things to Come (1953) 3 min. / Stan Brakhage: In Between (1955) 10 min. / Will Hindle: Pastorale d’Ete (1958) 9 min. / Allen Willis, Philip Greene, David Myers: Have You Sold Our Dozen Roses? (1959) 9.5 min. / Christopher

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Aug 25

A co-presentation with Pacific Film Archive Introduced by David Meltzer Wilder Bentley II in person Sara Kathyrn Arledge: a selection of glass slides (1949-1952) 10 min. / Harry Smith: Early Abstractions, #1–3 (1946–1952) 8 min. /Frank Stauffacher: ZigZag (1948) 8 min. / Sidney Peterson: The Lead Shoes (1949) 17 min. / Christopher Maclaine: The End

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Aug 25

A co-presentation with Pacific Film Archive Ernie Gehr and Lawrence Jordan in person A Trip Down Market Street 1905 (1905), 12 min. / Dion Vigne: North Beach (1958), 5 min. / Lawrence Jordan: Visions of a City (1957-78) 8 min. / Bruce Baillie: All My Life (1966) 3 min. / Lynn Marie Kirby:Golden Gate Bridge

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Aug 25

Nathaniel Dorsky in person presented in collaboration with SFMOMA and in association with the Poetry Center [members: $7 / non-members: $10] A filmmaker since age ten, Nathaniel Dorsky has spent a lifetime exploring the expressive photographic potentials of Kodachrome film. In this exploration he has created some of the medium’s most significant and moving color

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Aug 25

Co-presented by Sponsored by Ninkasi Brewing Company, Eugene, Oregon, Ninth Street Independent Film Center and San Francisco Bay Guardian 6:30pm*: Pre-screening reception 8:00pm**: Film Screening Join us for a special benefit event featuring two very rare and recently preserved films by Andy Warhol–Face, starring socialite superstar Edie Sedgwick, and The Velvet Underground in Boston, a

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Aug 25

performed with live piano accompaniment by Sylvano Bussotti presented in collaboration with SFMOMA as part of the NOW PLAYING series, the Italian Cultural Institute and the Progetto Sonora-CEMAT. [Free with museum admission] An evening with Italian composer and director Sylvano Bussotti, inspired by the just opened exhibition Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance, and the Camera Since 1870.

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Aug 25

Curated by Steve Anker presented in association with Pacific Film Archive and Prelinger Archives [members: $5 / non-members: $10] Filmmakers are often drawn to explore the face of where they live, and San Francisco offers a field of contrasting and visually arresting locations that has inspired experimental films and videos for more than fifty years.

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Aug 25

curated by Garbiñe Ortega presented with support from Dirección General de Política e Industrias Culturales of the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Consulate General of Spain in New York [members: $5 / non-members: $10] Films that think, images that beat, sounds which play ping-pong. This program represents an intense capsule reflecting diverse and exciting talents

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Aug 25

Curated and presented by Craig Baldwin presented in association with Pacific Film Archive and Oddball Film + Video Gibbs Chapman, Steven Dye, William Farley, Kerry Laitala, Douglas Katelus, Thad Povey, Jay Rosenblatt, Greta Snider, Michael Wallin + program curator Craig Baldwin in person [members: $5 / non-members: $10] Among the rich and richly varied filmways

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Aug 25

presented in collaboration with Exploratorium’s After Dark Program [free with museum admission] What are you afraid of? Is it things that go bump in the night or a particular night something bumped? Death? Spiders? Earthquakes? Monster movies and scary scenes? Experience life After Dark, a cutting edge evening series exclusively for adults that mixes cocktails,

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Aug 25

curated and introduced by Janis Crystal Lipzin presented in association with Pacific Film Archive [members: $5 / non-members: $10] The decade of the ’70s was characterized by strident manifestos and polemics, a condition from which artist-made films were hardly immune. But that history doesn’t appear so simple to those artists who made it. These films

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Aug 25

co-presented with Cosmic Hex in association with The Vortex Room Tickets: members: $7 / non-members: $10 Order Advanced Tickets: here —– Curtis Harrington (1926–2007) stands as an underappreciated figure in the history of West Coast avant-garde filmmaking. Deeply inspired by the surrealistic ethos of compatriot Maya Deren, Harrington’s early poetic films works, which recall the

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Aug 25

presented in collaboration with SFMOMA as part of the NOW PLAYING series supported by the San Francisco Foundation [Free with admission] Alexander Hammid (born in 1907 as Alexandr Hackenschmied) was a significant if underappreciated figure of twentieth century cinema, creating variously poetic personal “city symphony” films in the 1930s, anti-Nazi documentaries in the ’40s and

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Aug 25

presented in association with 3rd i Tickets: members: $5 / non-members: $10 Order advance tickets here: here —– Brad Butler and Karen Mirza’s The Exception and the Rule is both a complex outsider’s portrait of Karachi, Pakistan and a radical interrogation of the documentary form. They write: “The scars of colonialism, partition and subsequent post-colonialist

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Aug 25

presented in collaboration with Canyon Cinema, Exploratorium’s Cinema Arts Program and the USF Film Studies Program Curated by Dominic Angerame, Liz Keim and Melinda Stone Bruce Baillie in person [Free] Come join us for a night of celebration under the stars and grand redwoods of Canyon California, the birthplace of San Francisco Cinematheque and Canyon

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Aug 25

presented in collaboration with SFMOMA and in association with Canyon Cinema, Exploratorium’s Cinema Arts Program, Pacific Film Archive and USF Film Studies Program Bruce Baillie, Lawrence Jordan and Robert Nelson in person Tickets: members: $7 / non-members: $10 Order Advanced Tickets: here In anticipation of its 50th Anniversary in 2011, and in conjunction with the

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