Laida Lertxundi In Person
Program sponsored by the Cultural Office of the Consulate General of Spain, San Francisco
CROSSROADS 2012 is sponsored by Ninkasi Brewing
this program is co-presented by the San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival
special thanks to promotional partner Oddball Film+Video
Laida Lertxundi (b. Bilbao, 1981) makes films with non-actors that evoke external and internal spaces of intimacy. Through intricate arrangements of actions and sounds, her work explores how filmic moments can be imbued with emotional resonance. As her cinema questions how viewers’ desires and expectations are shaped by cinematic forms of storytelling, it also searches for alternative ways of linking sound and music with found locales, constructed situations and quotidian environments. Shot within and around Los Angeles, her films map out a geography of landscapes transformed by affective and subjective states. Program includes a selection of Lertxundi’s recent films and three short films which have been an inspiration.
Farce Sensationelle! (2009) by Laida Lertxundi; Lemon (1969) by Hollis Frampton; Footnotes to a House of Love (2007) by Laida Lertxundi; My Tears Are Dry (2009) by Laida Lertxundi; All My Life (1966) by Bruce Baillie; Llora Cuando Te Pase/Cry When It Happens (2011) by Laida Lertxundi; A Lax Riddle Unit (2011) by Laida Lertxundi; and Picture and Sound Rushes (1973) by Morgan Fisher
Gratitude for assistance in this program is extended to Garbiñe Ortega and to Alba Costa and Ana Morán of the Cultural Office of the Consulate General of Spain.