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Remembering Luther Price

October 6, 2020


photo by Gene Pittman   Luther Price. One of the weirdest, most wonderful, most fascinating, most unique filmmakers (and humans) ever to live. A total inspiration to me personally and an artist with a long and intimate history with San Francisco C… More »


Remembering Bruce Baillie

October 6, 2020


On April 10, the world lost Bruce Baillie (b. 1931), widely hailed as a master of 16mm personal filmmaking, whose works epitomize the “lyrical” mode of filmmaking strongly identified with ‘60s era northern California counterculture. As exemplified in s… More »


Cinema for the inner eye: On the films of Paul Clipson

November 29, 2017


San Francisco Cinematheque presents the World Premiere of Black Field (2017) by Paul Clipson & Zachary Watkins December 14, 2017 at The Exploratorium. Info and Tickets here. The commission and World Premiere screening of Clipson & Watkins’ Blac… More »


Aggregate and Differentiate: A Conversation with Tony Conrad

March 22, 2017


by Steve Polta April 5, 2009 Caffe Sapore, San Francisco Editor’s Note: This interview with filmmaker and musician Tony Conrad was conducted by Cinematheque Artistic Director Steve Polta on the final day of a three-program series of talks, performances… More »


On Photography: Elisabeth Subrin’s “The Fancy”

January 23, 2012


Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7pm; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; 151 Third Street in San Francisco more info here / advance tickets here Disappearing Acts: Elisabeth Subrin’s The Fancy by Nicole Armour There’s a chilling moment in Elisabeth Subrin’s […] T… More »


Lewis Klahr: Prolix Satori — Lewis Klahr In Person!

November 28, 2011


Friday, Dec. 2 at 7:30pm; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; 701 Mission Street in San Francisco more info here / advance tickets here Lewis Klahr’s Prolix Satori by Kristin M. Jones The breathtaking elasticity of time and memory in Lewis Klahr’s ellipti… More »