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Archive for January 2012 | Monthly archive page

Jan 09

presented in association with Pacific Film Archive and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art [members: $7 / non-members: $10] In March and April of 1966, Markopoulos created Galaxie, a unparalleled work of cinematic portraiture, documenting writers and artists from his New York circle, including Parker Tyler, W.H. Auden, Jasper Johns, Susan Sontag, Storm De

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Jan 09

series curated by Chris Stults, Film/Video Curator at the Wexner Center for the Arts and presented in association with the San Francisco Center for the Book and the Prelinger Library David Gatten In Person [members: $5 / non-members: $10] Order advance tickets here This program features three pairs of films from David Gatten‘s other ongoing

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Jan 09

series curated by Chris Stults, Film/Video Curator at the Wexner Center for the Arts and presented in association with the San Francisco Center for the Book and the Prelinger Library David Gatten In Person [members: $6 / non-members: $10] This constellation of four films, a program created expressly for this retrospective, provides a unique glimpse

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Jan 09

series curated by Chris Stults, Film/Video Curator at the Wexner Center for the Arts and presented in association with the San Francisco Center for the Book and the Prelinger Library screening presented in association with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art David Gatten In Person [members: $7 / non-members: $10] David Gatten has been

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Jan 09

Jennifer Reeves In Person [members: $5 / non-members: $10] Order advance tickets here. “Drawing as much from the feminist surrealism of Peggy Ahwesh, the interior psychological exploration of Stan Brakhage, and the globalized interiority of Warren Sonbert as from the Vertovian heritage, Jennifer Reeves turns the screen into a materialist writing-pad that moves at the

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Jan 09

Jaap Blonk In Person presented in association with sfSoundSeries [members: $6 / non-members: $10] Order advance tickets here. Dutch artist Jaap Blonk is a self-taught composer, performer and poet who has worked since the early 1980s almost exclusively in the realm of improvised vocal performance and Dada inspired concrete poetry. Known for his powerful stage

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Jan 06

presented in association with the California College of the Arts’ Visual Studies Program Malcolm Turvey In Person [members & students: $5 / non-members: $10 / free to CCA students, faculty and staff] Order advance tickets here. In the 1920s, the European avant-garde embraced the cinema, experimenting with the medium in radical ways. Painters including Hans

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Jan 05

presented in association with Pacific Film Archive [PFA Admission Apply] Order advance tickets here. A loving and deftly orchestrated color study of an apartment, Ming Green is one of the filmmaker’s most sensuous films about place. Studded with art stars from the New York scene, The Illiac Passion, a contemporary Odyssean journey, is the most

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Jan 05

presented in association with Pacific Film Archive [PFA Admission Apply] Order advance tickets here. Introduced by filmmaker Robert Beavers. Markopoulos‘ ability to improvise with his surroundings and to develop techniques of rapid cutting and subjective treatments of narrative time remain among the greatest contributions he made to cinema. Reminiscent of Maya Deren’s work, Swain is

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Jan 05

presented in association with Pacific Film Archive [PFA Admission Apply] Order advance tickets here. Introduced by filmmaker Robert Beavers. One of cinema’s great colorists, early in his career Markopoulos achieved a palette worthy of Delacroix or Redon. (Kristin M. Jones, Artforum) Psyche, the first film of Markopoulos‘ trilogy Du Sang, de la volupté et de

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Jan 04

presented in association with Oddball Films Andrew Lampert In Person [members: $5 / non-members: $10] Order advance tickets here. Far from the fussiness of his downtown day job—preserving avant-garde classics at Anthology Film Archives—the cinema of Andrew Lampert sprawls with contingency and unscripted accident. Truly placed in the present tense, Lampert’s film/performance hybrids—equal parts stand-up

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Jan 04

presented in association with the San Francisco Art Institute Gene Youngblood In Person [members:$6 / non-members: $10] Order advance tickets here. Gene Youngblood is an internationally known theorist of media arts and politics and a respected scholar in the history and theory of alternative cinemas. His Expanded Cinema (1970), the first book to consider video

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Jan 04

presented in association with the San Francisco Art Institute Gene Youngblood In Person [this event is free] Gene Youngblood is an internationally known theorist of media arts and politics and a respected scholar in the history and theory of alternative cinemas. His Expanded Cinema (1970), the first book to consider video as an art form,

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Jan 02

[members: $7 / non-members: $10] Order advance tickets here. In association with SFMOMA’s exhibition Francesca Woodman, San Francisco Cinematheque is proud to present The Fancy, Elisabeth Subrin‘s oblique portrait of the late photographer. Writes Subrin: “The Fancy is a speculative, experimental work that explores the short life of Francesca Woodman, culled only from the public

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