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Friday, June 7, 2019 — 12:00 am

@ SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

151 Third Street (between Mission & Howard Streets)

San Francisco, CA 94103 - MAP

(415) 357-4000


CROSSROADS 10: June 7–9

Full Festival Line-Up

CROSSROADS 2019 trailer from San Francisco Cinematheque on Vimeo.
CROSSROADS 10 festival trailer by Gina Basso. Featuring clips from CROSSROADS 2019 films by Richard Ashrowan, Ben Balcom, Stephen Broomer, Zachary Epcar, Ja’Tovia Gary, Janie Geiser, Laura Huertas Millán, Lucy Kerr, Charlotte Pryce, Syd Staiti, Scott Stark, Eric Stewart, Courtney Stephens and Nan Wang.

 

CROSSROADS 10

presented June 7–9 by San Francisco Cinematheque
and the 
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
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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Tickets for all screenings as well as Saturday/Sunday day passes available here

Pictured above: Lines of Force (2018) by Dan Browne


CROSSROADS 10 program 1
Friday, June 7 at 7 pm
unseeable light/a chorus of voids
presented by San Francisco Cinematheque and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Anticipated artists in person: Brent Coughenour, Kris Force and Michael A. Morris
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CROSSROADS 10 opens with an entirely live program featuring a sensuously intense trio of immersive film/video performances that blur the lines between media. Kris Force’s Diamond Body presents a macroscopic video score for an electroacoustically activated string quintet. Michael A. Morris’s A Chorus of Black Voids Sings In Rays of Unseeable Light fuses 16mm film projection, analog video synthesis, and digital video re-projection. Brent Coughenour’s The Sick Sense 2 delivers a hallucinatory, flickering otoacoustic sine wave performance that pushes the perceptual system to its limits.

SCREENING: The Sick Sense 2 (2019) by Brent Coughenour; A Chorus of Black Voids Sings In Rays of Unseeable Light (2017) by Michael A. Morris; and Diamond Body (2018) by Kris Force
Full program details here.


CROSSROADS 10 program 2
Friday, June 7 at 9:15 pm
strange weather
presented by San Francisco Cinematheque and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Anticipated artists in person: Emily Chao, Jon-Sesrie Goff and Lydia Moyer
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Lydia Moyer’s masterful The Forcing caps a program of bracing, insistent views of turbulent times: glimpses of the shattered American landscape in the context of global climate change, political contraction, resistance, conflict, survival, and the strange immediacy of life experienced through screens. Suns beat our bones down while buzzard drones wing around. Confrontations with the infinite image bank stream through an abiding universe.

SCREENING: No Land (2018) by Emily Chao; This Climate (2017) by Jem Cohen; A Post Post-Racial Apolitical Ode (Colored Collage #3) (2018) by Jon-Sesrie Goff; and The Forcing (2018) by Lydia Moyer
Full program details here.


CROSSROADS 10 program 3
Saturday, June 8 at 1 pm
other voices other rooms
presented by San Francisco Cinematheque and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Anticipated artist in person: Cristiana Miranda
Advance tickets (single screening) available here.
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Opening with a silent meditation on the cosmos, a study in celestial motion, these films critique the touristic gaze and blur the boundaries between the virtual and the real, between ethnography and fiction and rewrite traumatic histories while presenting visions both utopian and dystopic. Dynastic imaginary spaces erupt into our physical plane while virtual geographies turn back on themselves endlessly. A chorus of feminine voices, the deep murmur of subterranean waters, written and dreamed words, laughter, the ecstasy of rediscovered memory, the enlightenment.

SCREENING: Polly One (2018) by Kevin Jerome Everson; A Room with a Coconut View (2018) by Tulapop Saenjaroen; El Laberinto/The Labyrinth (2018) by Laura Huertas Millán; and So many voices in the silence now/Tantas vozes no silêncio do agora (2018) by Cristiana Miranda
Full program details here.


CROSSROADS 10 program 4
Saturday, June 8 at 3:15 pm
yes yes yes no no no
presented by San Francisco Cinematheque and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Community Partner: GAZE
Anticipated artists in person: Richard Ashrowan, Lorenzo Gattorna, Lucy Kerr, Courtney Stephens, and T2R/Laura Gillmore
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This program is dedicated to the memory of Carolee Schneemann (1939–2019).

Opening with Richard Ashrowen’s gestural Lumen, this program draws inspiration from the legacy of the departed Carolee Schneemann. These introspective films examine familial, filial, and romantic love, and love that is fading, blooming, and exorcised. Public and private performance, from the bedroom to the street. Moments of hesitation and connection. We’ve learned the languages of our masters. What geometry of desire will help overthrow the state? Meow.

SCREENING: Lumen (2018) by Richard Ashrowan; To every bird, its own nest is beautiful/A ogni uccello il suo nido è bello (2018) by Lorenzo Gattorna; 3 Dreams of Horses (2018) by Mike Hoolboom; Lydon (2018) by Lucy Kerr; Mixed Signals (2018) by Courtney Stephens; cold soup, pubic hair, raw meat (2018) by T2R/Laura Gillmore; The Bed and the Street (2018) by Heather Frise and Mike Hoolboom; Viet-Flakes (1965) by Carolee Schneemann; and Plumb Line (1971) by Carolee Schneemann
Full program details here.


CROSSROADS 10 program 5
Saturday, June 8 at 5:15 pm
feeling gravity’s pull
presented by San Francisco Cinematheque and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Anticipated artists in person: Lyndsay Bloom, Lucy Kerr, Cherlyn Hsing-Hsin Liu, Shona Masarin and Diana Sánchez
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There are so many stories and none of them are true. Lucy Kerr’s video/performance hybrid while you were away grounds a program of ascending bodies and bodies in collapse, mirrored, uplifted and adrift in the universe. Images of absence expose distance between actual and virtual selves. Tenderness. Suspension. Turn the pages of a book. Are these the rules of the game?

SCREENING: Ruins (2018) by Shona Masarin; Oven Scene (2018), Lyndsay Bloom; A Soft Place to Fall (2018) by Nan Wang; The Pull (2017) by Elena Artemenko; A Study of Fly (2018) by Cherlyn Hsing-Hsin Liu; while you were away (2019) by Lucy Kerr; Dorothy (2018) by Diana Sánchez; Giverny I (Négresse Impériale) (2017) by Ja’Tovia Gary; Between Dog and Wolf (2018) by Julia Dogra-Brazell; and you are not alone (2017) by Esther Urlus
Full program details here.


CROSSROADS 10 program 6
Saturday, June 8 at 8 pm
our minds were light-years distant
presented by San Francisco Cinematheque and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Anticipated artists in person: Jeanne Liotta, Arte Matu, Lydia Moyer and T2R/Laura Gillmore
Advance tickets available here.
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Jeanne Liotta’s tour de force projection performance Path of Totality spins the most ecstatic of the cinematic from flickering loops and household objects to create a luminous show and tell that transmutates base matter to pure energy. Path of Totality anchors a program of discovered sights, found sounds, and meditations on the fragility of life and the inner lives of the inanimate. Reports from the world reinforce the urgency of our actions: forced, folded, and coaxed to motion.

SCREENING: Night Eyes (2019) by Arte Matu; The Forcing (epilogue) (2018) by Lydia Moyer; Fluorescent Girl (2018) by Janie Geiser; Valeria Street (2018) by Janie Geiser; Preemptive Listening (part 1: The Fork in the Road) (2018) by Aura Satz; How to Fold a Napkin (2018) by T2R/Laura Gillmore; and Path of Totality (2017) by Jeanne Liotta
Full program details here.


CROSSROADS 10 program 7
Sunday, June 9 at 12:30 pm
the end and the beginning were always there
presented by San Francisco Cinematheque and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Community Partner: Canyon Cinema Foundation
Anticipated artists in person: Vasilios Papaioannu and Charlotte Pryce
Advance tickets available here.
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This program is dedicated to the memory of filmmakers Jonathan Schwartz (1973–2018) and Robert Todd (1963–2018).

Memorials to departed friends. Life is in the light; we pass through it, unevenly, but beautifully. Lines of force, spanning generations; the garden seems unchanged. Speculative science and speculative magic. Where are you, systems of planets? Thank you for your presence in this life.

SCREENING: A Leaf is the Sea is a Theatre (2018) by Jonathan Schwartz; LightFall (2016) by Robert Todd; Light Licks: Pardes: Counting Flowers on the Wall (2018) by Saul Levine; Lines of Force (2018) by Dan Browne; Two (2018) by Vasilios Papaioannu; Gathering Moss (2018) by Erin Espelie; and Pwdre Ser  the rot of stars (2018) by Charlotte Pryce
Full program details here.


CROSSROADS 10 program 8
Sunday, June 9 at 2:45 pm
a friend becomes like a ghost
presented by San Francisco Cinematheque and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Anticipated artists in person: Anna Kipervasser, Cherlyn Hsing-Hsin Liu and Rajee Samarasinghe
Advance tickets available here.
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Reflective films on origins and endings, on lifespan, on intergenerational dialog and communication with past and future selves. Patient enactments of transmutation. Tender animations of the inanimate. A blurred face, a distant memory, a circling back to a beginning. Inner states superimposed on the world and a universe filled with every day with stars. How long has it been since we have not seen each other?

SCREENING: Song X (2017) by Pathompon Mont Tesperateep; When It Is Still (2018) by Anna Kipervaser; everyday star (2018) by Rajee Samarasinghe; Transcript (2018) by Erica Sheu; After DeCarava (2018) by Paige Taul; and How Old Are You? How Old Were You? (2017) by Cherlyn Hsing-Hsin Liu
Full program details here.


CROSSROADS 10 program 9
Sunday, June 9 at 4:45 pm
century plant in bloom
presented by San Francisco Cinematheque and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Anticipated artists in person: Zachary Epcar, Salma Shamel, Syd Staiti and Eric Stewart
Advance tickets available here.
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Far-reaching and speculative video essays on digital archives, the 2011 Egyptian revolution and the visuality of contemporary surveillance cap a program on landscape, space and time in our technological and political moment. Considering magnetic desert ufology, exploring the lovely and lonely landscapes of local BART parking lots, and contemplating the aesthetics of Croatian military camouflage, these films ponder the place of humans in our mediated twenty-first century. Night vision cameras, binoculars, heat detectors and drones have their own ways of seeing the world. The landscape appears flat. The drone knows. There are 360 points in a circle.

SCREENING: POINTS (2019) by Syd Staiti; Life After Love (2018) by Zachary Epcar; The Air of the Earth in Your Lungs (2018) by Ross Meckfessel; Helios (2018) by Eric Stewart; Those That Tremble as if They Were Mad (2018) by Salma Shamel; and Waypoint, Follow, Orbit, Focus, Track, Pan (2017) by eteam
Full program details here.


CROSSROADS 10 program 10
Sunday, June 9 at 7 pm
i’ve returned to see how strange it feels
presented by San Francisco Cinematheque and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Anticipated artists in person: Ben Balcom and Scott Stark
Advance tickets available here.
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Love floats through Hollywood cinema like a flaming dirigible.
— Scott Stark

CROSSROADS 10 culminates with Scott Stark’s Love and the Epiphanists—a sprawling quasi narrative sci-fi performance hybrid based on re-printed and re-purposed Hollywood film trailers. Throughout the program, explosions, eros and (of course) apocalypse abound as history unreels and and we fade to a marvellous view. Dig and search for the meaning of such unexpected life.

SCREENING: Atomic Garden (2018) by Ana Vaz; Love Seat (2017) by Lyndsay Bloom; The Sequence of Years (2018) by Ben Balcom; Fountains of Paris (2018) by Stephen Broomer; Saturno (2019) by Colectivo Los ingrávidos; and Love and the Epiphanists (Part 1) (2018) by Scott Stark
Full program details here.


CROSSROADS 10 is generously supported by: the George Lucas Family Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fleishhacker Foundation, San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund/Grants for the Arts, the Willow Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Cinematheque’s Members and Donors.