Thursday, November 17, 1994

Anne Robertson

The 5-Year Diary: A Film/Performance by Anne Robertson

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Anne Robertson’s super-8 5-Year Diary (1981-present) is one of the epic works of the American personal cinema. 76 edited sound reels (35 hours) are now complete, several of which Robertson will select to present in multi-layered performance. “I don’t think it’s me who is a film diarist: it’s you! It’s you!…Ah, your films are so beautiful…Paradise is not yet lost!” (Jonas Mekas, Anthology Film Archives, where the entire cycle will be shown next June)