Friday, March 22, 2002

A Brakhage Weekend II

Stan Brakhage's The Text of Light

San Francisco Art Institute

With fifty-nine programs over the last forty years devoted exclusively to his work, Stan Brakhage is by far the filmmaker most screened at Cinematheque. Twenty-five of these took place in the years 1971 through 1981, with four programs of personal visits. Four seasonal weekends devoted to works of this highly influential filmmaker, highlighting major works from his career, will continue through 2002, in tribute to his fifty years of uninterrupted filmmaking.

Brakhage’s first sustained foray into complete abstraction, The Text of Light is an epic adventure in perception, a meditation on the variancies of vision and a discovery of entirely new worlds within everyday objects. Also: Two Super-8 films: Desert and Sketches. (Steve Polta)