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Thursday, June 7, 2018 — 10:00 am

@ SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

151 Third Street (between Mission & Howard Streets)

San Francisco, CA 94103 - MAP

(415) 357-4000


CROSSROADS 2018: June 7–10

Full Festival Line-Up

CROSSROADS 2018 trailer from San Francisco Cinematheque on Vimeo.
Trailer by Gina Basso, featuring clips from CROSSROADS 2018 films by Stephanie Barber, Marcos Bonisson & Khalil Charif, Colectivo Los ingrávidos, Susan DeLeo, Brittany Gravely, Manuel Knapp & Makino Takashi, Simon Liu, Jodie Mack, Alison Nguyen, Akosua Adoma Owusu, Michael Robinson, Rhea Storr, Kelly Sears, Takahiro Suzuki, Robert Todd, Sheri Wills and Karen Yasinsky.
 
 

CROSSROADS 2018
presented June 7–10 by San Francisco Cinematheque and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in association with the Canyon Cinema Foundation
curated by Steve Polta
all programs at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street (at Mission) in SF
download festival Press Release here
press inquiries please contact sfc@sfcinematheque.org
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Pictured above: The Sun Quartet, part 3: Conflagration (2017) by by Colectivo Los ingrávidos

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CROSSROADS 2018 program 1
Friday, June 8 at 7pm
staring at the sun: sunstones bloom
Anticipated artists in person: Jon Behrens, Lachlan Turczan and representatives of Colectivo Los ingrávidos
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CROSSROADS 2018 opens with a program of solar visions and earthbound meditations on the long and short of infinity. Atomic waste storage and personalized experience of trauma are realized in manmade and natural geological structures. The vertiginous scope of planetary time clashes with the urgencies of the here and now. Eternity of the flicker of a frame. Program includes part 1 of Colectivo Los ingrávidos’ Sun Quartet (which concludes in CROSSROADS program 9) .

SCREENING: Bending to Earth (2015) by Rosa Barba; The Making and Unmaking of the Earth (2017) by Jessica Bardsley; a Film Containing Trees (2017) by Jon Behrens; The Sun Quartet, part 1: Sun Stone/Piedra de Sol (2017) by Colectivo Los ingrávidos;  Ramona (2016) by Susan DeLeo; Xun (2017) and Lang (2017, double projection) by Lichun Tseng; Cymatic Sun (2014, projection performance) by Lachlan Turczan; House and Universe (2015) by Antoinette Zwirchmayr.
Full program details here.

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CROSSROADS 2018 program 2
Friday, June 8 at 9:15pm
inside one’s self or out there in the world…
Anticipated artists in person: Brittany Gravely, Kathryn Ian, Joshua Levi Ian, Kerry Laitala, Jon Leidecker and Ken Linehan
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Kerry Laitala’s mighty multi-projector/multi-sensorial Astro Trilogy (with live sound by Wobbly) concludes a program of spiritual searching, visionary inquiry and sensual visual philosophy. Films present readings of mystic visionary Jacob Böhme and cultural theorist Julia Kristeva, alchemical manifestations of the Tarot, embodiments of the flows and currents of the forest and the accidental poetry of the US Department of Agriculture.

SCREENING: Prologue to the Tarot: Glenna (2018) by Brittany Gravely & Ken Linehan; Jacob, Body Seer (2018) by Kathryn Ian & Joshua Levi Ian; Astro Trilogy, parts 1–3: Velvet of Night; Chromatic Wheels; Kali of Technology (2017, projection performances) by Kerry Laitala and Wobbly; Abjection Mirrors (2017) byJ.M. Martínez; Wishing Well (2018) by Sylvia Schedelbauer; Vera (2018) by Karen Yasinksy.
Full program details here.

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CROSSROADS 2018 program 3
Saturday, June 9 at noon
fluid frontiers (ain’t gonna rain no more)
Anticipated artists in person:
Ephraim Asili, Dianna Barrie, Akosua Adoma Owusu, Paige Taul and Richard Tuohy
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Films on diaspora, migration, exodus and resistance, the flows of traffic, bodies, air, water and culture. The self-organizing motor traffic of the streets of Jakarta teems. Bahamian Junkanoo costumes and rhythms rake ‘n’ scrape. Voices and images of street art, poetics of resistance. The spirit of a dreaming Diana Ross enacts visions of Mahogany while Sly the Family Stone hit the tarmac.

SCREENING: Fluid Frontiers (2017) by Ephraim Asili; Pancoran (2017) by Dianna Barrie & Richard Tuohy; Olly Olly Oxen Free (2017) by Julia Dogra-Brazell; How Can I Ever Be Late (2017) by Kevin Jerome Everson & Claudrena N. Harold; Pull Down (2016) by Susan MacWilliam; Mahogany Too (2018) by Akosua Adoma Owusu; Crow Requiem (2015) by Cauleen Smith; Junkanoo Talk (2017) by Rhea Storr; Transit (2017) by Paige Taul.
Full program details here.

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CROSSROADS 2018 program 4
Saturday, June 9 at 1:45pm
lines are drawn
Anticipated artists in person: sair goetz, Nico La Shae, Talena Sanders, Kelly Sears and Alexander Stewart
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Films of wander, drift and encounter with the world give way to abstracted spaces and fragmentary envisionings of bodies. Self-portraiture gives way to other-portraiture, cinematic revisioning and enactment of feminist art actions. Experiences forgotten by the mind are carried by the body. Aches may linger. Is it uncommon to relive events in which your body played no part?

SCREENING: Taylor Creek (2017) by Dan Browne; Union (2010) by Paul Clipson; me and my army (2017) by sair goetz; Rote Linie (Red Line) (2015/2016) and Model of a Hand (2018) by Rosa John; I AM NOT HERE FOR YOU (2017) by Nico La Shae; Reasonable Watchfulness (2018) by Talena Sanders; Applied Pressure (2018) by Kelly Sears; Void Vision (2018) by Alexander Stewart; Untitled (2012) and Venus Delta (2016) by Antoinette Zwirchmayr.
Full program details here.

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CROSSROADS 2018 program 5
Saturday, June 9 at 4:30pm
inside the machine (demolition of a wall)
Anticipated artists in person: Dianna Barrie, Brittany Gravely and Richard Tuohy
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It’s something pretending to be something else. It starts one brick at a time. The films in this program collide the abstract with the concrete and the mighty concrete crumbles. Astrology meets machinery. Alchemy meets astronomy and space noises bloom. Lines are drawn, erased, blurred, and drawn again.

SCREENING: Inside the Machine (2016, projection performance) by Dianna Barrie & Richard Tuohy; Absteigend (2012) by Paul Clipson; Astrology (2018) by Brittany Gravely; At the Horizon (2018) by Manuel Knapp & Makino Takashi; Decoy (2017) by Alee Peoples; Marking Time (2016) by Robert Todd.
Full program details here.

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CROSSROADS 2018 program 6
Saturday, June 9 at 8pm
endless nameless (chaos is the future)
Anticipated artists in person: Simon Liu, Warren Ng and Sheri Wills
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Shutter-induced visions confound, overreach and dissipate. Films as overflowing boxes of coagulated speed, color and contrast. Confusion in slow motion; eclipses and occlusions. The mechanisms of memory evoke the future. Time moves in all directions (and sometimes not at all). Program features an extended and extrapolated portrait of musician Thom AJ. MadsoN (Assajan Jakgawan). Live quad-projection (in 16mm) by Simon Liu + live sound by Warren Ng (This Invitation) ring in our CROSSROADS Saturday night.

SCREENING: Saint Bathans Repetitions (2016) by Alexandre Larose; Note to Tetsua (2018) by Saul Levine; High View (2017, projection performance) by Simon Liu & Warren Ng; Confusion Is Next (2018) by Pathompon Mont Tesprateep; Abound Box (2015) by Sheri Wills.
Full program details here.

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CROSSROADS 2018 program 7
Sunday, June 10 at noon
edgeless things communicate
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Speculative films on indeterminacy, quantum entanglement, physics, biology, the spiritual nature of light (and dark) the nature of inquiry (scientific and otherwise) and belief in myriad forms. Subjects bear witness, provide testimony, ponder evidence. Cinematic questing on philosophy and states of being, matter and energy. Complex bodies come into being.  

SCREENING: 内共生 (Inside the Shared Life) (2017) by Erin Espelie; Ears, Nose and Throat (2016) and IFO (2017) by Kevin Jerome Everson; Entangled Nightvisions (2017) by Aura Satz; Fugue, A Light’s Travelogue (2017) by Els van Riel.
Full program details here.

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CROSSROADS 2018 program 8
Sunday, June 10 at 2:15pm
no other (the universe has its ways)
Anticipated artists in person:
Dianna Barrie, Lydia Moyer, Michael Robinson, Takahiro Suzuki and Richard Tuohy
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Films on human frailty and human strength, on resilience—physical, emotional and spiritual. Films on going with the flow and swimming against the tide. Theories of parallel worlds are presented; indeterminate states of matter and existence are contemplated and proffered. Password protected love affairs. Is there help in the stars? How much light do we see? The universe has its ways.

SCREENING: Blinding and Blending (2018) by Dianna Barrie & Richard Tuohy; Water/Mist/Fire/Off (2017) by Youngzoo Im; Entry Note (2018) by Saul Levine; Solstice (2017) by Lydia Moyer; Onward Lossless Follows (2017) by Michael Robinson; The Crack-Up (2017) by Jonathan Schwartz; Schrödinger’s Cat Part I (2017) by Takahiro Suzuki.
Full program details here

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CROSSROADS 2018 program 9
Sunday, June 10 at 4:15pm
staring at the sun (we bite the shadow)
Anticipated artists in person: representatives of Colectivo Los ingrávidos
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Colectivo Los ingrávidos’ Sun Quartet is a solar composition in four movements, a political composition in four natural elements addressing the 2014 disappearance of forty-three students of Iguala, including ruminations on the prelude and aftermath of this devastating and galvanizing national event; a perceptive experience of the current Mexican war and an assertive series of intensely visual cine-poems. CROSSROADS program 9 includes the Quartet’s concluding three parts (NOTE that The Sun Quartet, part 1 opens CROSSROADS on June 8) as well as films of dark tropical visions, appropriated fútbol mascots and the looming spectre of Bitcoin.

SCREENING: Tupianas (2016) by Marcos Bonisson & Khalil Charif; The Sun Quartet, part 2: San Juan River; The Sun Quartet, part 3: Conflagration and The Sun Quartet, part 4: November 2/Far from Ayotzinapa (2017) by Colectivo Los ingrávidos; Intertropical Vision (2018) by Adriana Vila Guevara; Jícaro (2016) by Rosa John; 7FF on¢idia (2016) by Ж.
Full program details here.

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CROSSROADS 2018 program 10
Sunday, June 10 at 6:30pm
use your illusion
Anticipated artists in person: Dianna Barrie, Jodie Mack, Alison Nguyen, Brian Pedersen, Richard Tuohy, Kit Young
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CROSSROADS concludes with a program of clashing visions of techno-determinate hubris, mediated oppression and the possibilities of rapturous escape into noise, light and the ecstasies of the analog. Technophobia meets technophilia in the dystopian present. Crowds gather, flowers bloom and electrons flow as the tides of resistance rise.

SCREENING: The Falling Sky (2017) by Peggy Ahwesh; 3 Peonies (2017) by Stephanie Barber; China Not China (2018) by Dianna Barrie & Richard Tuohy; Another Void (2012) by Paul Clipson; Wasteland No. 1: Ardent, Verdant (2017) by Jodie Mack; The Forcing (No. 2) (2015) by Lydia Moyer; you can’t plan a perfect day sometimes it just happens (2017) by Alison Nguyen; Solo Trumpet (2017, projection performance) by Kit Young & Brian Pedersen.
Full program details here.

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CROSSROADS 2018
SFMOMA White Box Media Gallery—program 1
Thursday, June 7–Sunday, June 10
A World of Images: An Unexpected Response to René Magritte: The Fifth Season
curated and presented by San Francisco Cinematheque at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Presented as part of CROSSROADS 2018 in dialog with SFMOMA’s exhibition René Magritte: The Fifth Season, the short films in this program engage resonantly with the major themes of the exhibition. Deploying surreal juxtaposition of images, canny visual fluidity, surprising lyrical impressionism and a fascination with mundane objects and scenes, the films in this program explore the philosophical paradoxes inherent in the representation of reality, while presenting powerful visual experiences, conceptual cinematic conundra and incisive calls to urgent political action.

SCREENING: Model of a Hand (2018) by Rosa John; Void Vision (2018) by Alexander Stewart; Down Wind (1973) by Pat O’Neill; Les Chaises (2008) by Vincent Grenier; Rose (2013) by Shiloh Cinquemani; Season of Doubt (2015) by Seth Pimlott.
Full program details here.

CROSSROADS 2018
SFMOMA White Box Media Gallery—program 2
Thursday, June 7–Sunday, June 10
Trains & Flags: Locomotion and American Iconography
curated and presented by San Francisco Cinematheque at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Avant-Garde cinema’s conceptual and mechanical relationship with trains can be traced back to one of the very earliest films—L’arrivée d’un train en gare de La Ciotat (The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat Station) by Auguste and Louis Lumière. Trains & Flags, presented as part of CROSSROADS 2018 in dialog with SFMOMA’s exhibition The Train: RFK’s Last Journey, skims the surface of this long relationship by including three films looking at locomotion, speed and landscape. Also in this program are three films playfully visualizing various icons of American with Warholian irony and performative reinterpretation.

SCREENING: 9214 (2010) by Takahiro Suzuki; There (2016) by Jesse Malmed; LET THERE BE WHISTLEBLOWERS (2005) by Ken Jacobs; Playing Possum (2013) by Jamilah Sabur; Crowning Glory (2008) by Alee Peoples; RR (2015) by James Benning.
Full program details here.

NOTE: White Box Programs screen on a continuous basis in SFMOMA’s White Box Media Gallery. Screenings are free with general SFMOMA admission or CROSSROADS festival day pass. Ticketing information available soon.