Sunday, April 18, 2004

Bringing to Light

Sundance Kabuki Cinemas

Co-Presented with the San Francisco International Film Festival and the Pacific Film Archive

Incorporating keenly wrought observations, plundered educational films, hand-drawn animation, decaying celluloid or an eclectic array of optical techniques, the ten films in our annual co-presentation of recent experimental work bring to light concealed realities and unspoken emotions. Charlotte Pryce’s Concerning Flight: Five Illuminations in Miniature, Julie Murray’s I Began to Wish… and Thad Povey’s Metaphysical Education each transform their found footage into provocative existential meditations, while Kent Long’s The Waves and Jeanne Liotta’s Loretta use optical printing to highlight form and pattern. Master animator Robert Breer’s What Goes Up; Brian Frye’s Observations at Gettysburg, 6 July 2002; Ernie Gehr’s Passage; Rebecca Meyers’ glow in the dark (january-june) and Bill Morrison’s Light is Calling each, in very distinct ways, highlight the passage of and through time, whether personal, historical or of celluloid itself. (Irina Leimbacher, Kathy Geritz)