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Archive for August 2011 | Monthly archive page

Aug 26

This program is presented by Canyon Cinema; co-sponsored by San Francisco Cinematheque [$5 seniors and students (w/ ID) / $7 general] Born in the Bronx in 1942, George Kuchar (with twin brother Mike) began his unbelievably prolific life of filmmaking as a pre-teen and had created such classics of 8mm melodrama as The Wet Destruction

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Aug 26

presented in association with Canyon Cinema [members: $7 / non-members: $10] Born in the Bronx in 1942, George Kuchar (with twin brother Mike) began his unbelievably prolific life of filmmaking as a pre-teen and had created such classics of 8mm melodrama as The Wet Destruction Of The Atlantic Empire and The Naked And The Nude

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Aug 26

presented in association with Pacific Film Archive Lewis Klahr In Person The cinema of Lewis Klahr is the cinema of dreams on the threshold of recollection, of memories at the moment of departure. In his rich body of work—created tirelessly since the late ’70s—Klahr has developed a drifting and dreamy style of collage animation by

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Aug 26

David Cox and Kelly Sears In Person [members: $5 / non-members: $10] Order advance tickets here. Very apocalyptic, but also very charming. With a visual style recalling a digital-era Lewis Klahr, the video work of Kelly Sears draws significantly on the American vernacular of mid-century advertising, industrial cinema and other ephemeral forms to describe a

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Aug 26

FRI 11 NOV — SUN 13 NOV presented in association with ODC Theater [$20] Bring on the Lumière! is a collaboration between choreographer/director (and ODC Theater Resident Artist) Catherine Galasso and lighting designer/installation artist Elaine Buckholtz, an evocative dance/theater/light installation inspired by the lives and work of inventors and cinematic pioneers Auguste and Louis Lumière.

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Aug 26

FRI 11 NOV — SUN 13 NOV presented in association with ODC Theater [$20] Bring on the Lumière! is a collaboration between choreographer/director (and ODC Theater Resident Artist) Catherine Galasso and lighting designer/installation artist Elaine Buckholtz, an evocative dance/theater/light installation inspired by the lives and work of inventors and cinematic pioneers Auguste and Louis Lumière.

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Aug 26

FRI 11 NOV — SUN 13 NOV presented in association with ODC Theater [$20] Bring on the Lumière! is a collaboration between choreographer/director (and ODC Theater Resident Artist) Catherine Galasso and lighting designer/installation artist Elaine Buckholtz, an evocative dance/theater/light installation inspired by the lives and work of inventors and cinematic pioneers Auguste and Louis Lumière.

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Aug 26

presented in association with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art [members: $7 / non-members: $10] Artist Tacita Dean offers a film portrait of late choreographer Merce Cunningham as he leads his dancers in three days of rehearsal for one of his dance “events,” set in a former Ford Assembly plant in Richmond CA. Its

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Aug 26

curated and presented by Jim Granato presented in association with The Exploratorium [Exploratorium admissions apply] They give us those nice bright colors. They give us the greens of summers. Makes you think all the world’s a sunny day… So Mama don’t take my Kodachrome away. (Paul Simon) The world’s first commercially successful color film, immortalized

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Aug 26

[members: $5 / non-members: $10] Order advance tickets here. Among filmmakers, George Landow/Owen Land (1944–2011) was frequently ahead of his time and always profoundly original. In the 1960s, arguably the golden age of so-called lyrical filmmaking, Landow’s own early films explored the physical properties of film and the paradoxes of visual representation in ways that

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Aug 25

Daniel Eisenberg and Jeffrey Skoller In Person presented in association with Pacific Film Archive [members: $6 / non-members: $10] Tonight’s screening celebrates the publication of POSTWAR: The Films of Daniel Eisenberg, published by Black Dog Publishing and edited by Jeffrey Skoller, which focuses on Eisenberg’s four thematically connected films (Displaced Person, Cooperation of Parts, Persistence

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Aug 25

Daniel Eisenberg In Person presented in association with Pacific Film Archive [PFA admissions apply] Over the last three decades, Daniel Eisenberg has forged a unique body of films that have become internationally recognized for expanding the boundaries between traditions of the personal avant-garde film and historical documentary. His latest work, The Unstable Object, is a

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Aug 25

presented in association with ODC Theater [members: $5 / non-members: $10] Order advance tickets here. In December 1895, French industrialists Auguste and Louis Lumière presented, at Salon Indien du Grand Café in Paris, an event which was (arguably) the world’s first public film screening: a series of ten films—each less than a minute in duration—depicting,

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Aug 25

[members: $5 / non-members: $10] Order advance tickets here. From Baltimore to Providence to Chicago to San Francisco, we lurch, drift and dream. In moldering back alleys and along gentrified promenades those with eyes to see create poignant cine-poems of decay, rebirth and love among the ruins. A cinema of desperation and possibility, these films

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Aug 10

Helga Fanderl In Person presented in association with SFMOMA [members: $7 / non-members: $10] Helga Fanderl is a sensitive poet who works with cinema. Her use of the medium is straight and simple. The films, mostly edited in the camera, make me sometimes think of the work of Emily Dickinson. (Peter Kubelka) Working with film

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