Sunday, November 6, 2005


New Works by Cynthia Madansky

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Presented in association with the Jewish Film Festival

Fresh from recent screenings at MoMA in New York, Rotterdam, and Berlin, Cynthia Madansky joins us with several new experimental and political works. The PSA Project (with Elle Flanders) is an ongoing series of short films that speak out against the American invasion of Iraq and the act of war. Devotion, a lyrical film set in Istanbul at the outbreak of the American invasion of Iraq, observes identity as performed in public and private rituals through the eyes of a love-bereaved subject. Filmed in Palestine, Still Life evokes an unsettling awareness of unfamiliar devastation in a place thought recognizable. All with award-winning soundtracks of Zeena Parkins. (Maïa Cybelle Carpenter)