Tonight’s program will feature five recently completed films that give voice to many of the concerns and issues being explored by women filmmakers currently working in Britain. Through re-photography, fragmentation, montage, etc., these works create a filmic space often located in the “imaginary.” In this space all is potential metaphor, at once evoking and calling into question the dualities of interior/exterior, dream/reality, subjective/objective. The program is presented and selected by filmmaker Moira Sweeney (former Programmer of the London Filmmakers Co-op, and current Programmer for the London Film and Video Umbrella of the Arts Council of Great Britain). Films: K (1989) by Jayne Parker; Three Paces (Moving Through The Mirror) (1989) by Alia Syed; The Pavement (1989) by Diana Mavroleon; Imaginary (1988-89) by Moira Sweeney; Beauty In The Most Profound Distortion (1989) by Sophia Phoca. Total running time: 60 minutes.
Thursday, June 14, 1990
Metaphorical Journeys: British Films by Women
San Francisco Art Institute