Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Avant-Garde Masters: A Decade of Preservation

Pacific Film Archive

presented in association with Pacific Film Archive
Program introduced by Jeff Lambert
[PFA Admissions Apply]
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For the last ten years, the Film Foundation and National Film Preservation Foundation have overseen the Avant-Garde Masters program, which provides funds to preserve American experimental films; to date the program has helped save over one-hundred films. Tonight we commemorate this anniversary with a screening of three films that portray San Francisco—Ernie Gehr’s vertiginous vertical panorama Side/Walk/Shuttle, Abigail Child‘s fast-paced urban study Pacific Far East Line and Frank Stauffacher’s history of the city, Notes on the Port of St. Francis, featuring narration from an essay by Robert Louis Stevenson, read by Vincent Price. (PFA)