@ Victoria Theatre
CROSSROADS program 3
Woman with Flowers: Celebrating Chick Strand
CROSSROADS 2012 is sponsored by Ninkasi Brewing
this program is co-presented by the San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival
special thanks to promotional partner Oddball Film+Video
To leave out the spirit of the people presents a thin tapestry of the culture, easy to rent, lacking in strength and depth. I want to know really what it is like to be a breathing, talking, moving, emotional, relating individual in the society.—Chick Strand (1931–2009)
In the early 1960s, with co-conspirator Bruce Baillie, Chick Strand was instrumental in the foundation of both Canyon Cinema and San Francisco Cinematheque, presenting guerilla-style underground film screenings across the Bay Area for much of that decade. As a filmmaker known for a sensuous lyricism (frequently seen, paradoxically, in her “experimental ethnographies”) Strand’s films epitomized “west coast” American filmmaking at its very best, with a matter-of-fact folk wisdom, humor and profound sensitivity embodied in all of her varied works.
SCREENING: Cartoon Le Mousse (1979); Kristallnacht (1979); Soft Fiction (1979); Angel Blue Sweet Wings (1966)
PLEASE NOTE THAT CHICK STRAND’S Woman with Flowers IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR SCREENING AT THIS TIME.