Thursday, May 29, 2003

A Stan Brakhage Memorial

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Co-presented with Canyon Cinema and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Special Benefit Admission Rate: $50 and $20. Call 415.978.ARTS for advance tickets. Additional donations will be accepted by Cinematheque on the Brakhage Family’s behalf.

From 1952 until his passing on March 9, 2003, Stan Brakhage was the most prolific experimental filmmaker in the medium’s history, inspiring hundreds of filmmakers with his passionate vision. Cinematheque honors Stan’s memory with a rare screening of his entire 35mm output-Eye Myth, Night Music, The Garden of Earthly Delights, Dante Quartet, Interpolations, Night Mulch and Very-hand-painted films of a richness that exceeds even that of his 16mm works. Co-hosted by filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky and poet Michael McClure (a friend of Stan’s since 1954), the program will open with 1955’s In Between (made in San Francisco) and will conclude with the West Coast premier of Panels for the Walls of Heaven, Brakhage’s hand-painted conclusion to his “Vancouver Island Series.” A reception will follow the first screening. (Steve Polta)