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CROSSROADS 2022
August 26 – 28

presented by San Francisco Cinematheque
curated by Steve Polta
#xrds22

CROSSROADS 2022 is the thirteenth manifestation of Cinematheque’s annual film festival. CROSSROADS 2022 features 67 works of film, video and performance by 71 artists representing 18 countries and territories presented in 10 curated programs. Cinematheque is proud to announce that, of these 71 featured artists, 32 are receiving their CROSSROADS debut this year.

All programs presented in person at 2665 Mission Street, San Francisco

Individual Program Admissions: $12 General/$10 Cinematheque Members and members of Gray Area.
Festival Pass: $110 General/$90 Cinematheque Members and members of Gray Area.COVID-19 SAFETY REQUIREMENTS: Proof of COVID-19 vaccine is required for entry to Gray Area. The use of masks is highly encouraged.
download CROSSROADS 2022 press release here

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CROSSROADS 2022 — program 1
beauty can fool you
Friday, August 26, 7pm
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SCREENING: Squish! (2021) by Tulapop Saenjaroen (Thailand/Singapore); digital video, color, sound, 18 minutes. Color Prism Suite #2: Withering Ends (2021) by Zack Parrinella (US); 16mm, color, sound, 4 minutes. Up Close (2021) by Sam Gurry (US); digital video, color, sound, 3 minutes. Skinship (2022) by Mike Hoolboom (Canada); digital video, color, sound, 6 minutes. Sea of Sighs (2022) by J.M. Martínez (US); digital video, color, sound, 5 minutes. young, (2009) by Dale Hoyt (US); digital video, color, sound, 8 minutes. Polycephaly in D  (2021) by Michael Robinson (US); digital video, color, sound, 23 minutes. Full details here.

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CROSSROADS 2022 — program 2
table of the elements
Friday, August 26, 9:30pm
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SCREENING: SEAM (2021) by Sheri Wills (US); digital video, color, sound, 4 minutes. The Day Lives Briefly Unscented (2021) by Brandon Wilson (US); digital video, color, sound, 4 minutes. ghost is hungry (2021) by Brandon Wilson (US); digital video, color, sound, 5 minutes.  Wasteland No. 3: Moons, Sons (2021) by Jodie Mack (US/UK); 16mm, color, silent, 5 minutes. III. (2022) by Alexandre Larose (Canada); 35mm screened as digital video, color, sound, 15 minutes; live soundtrack by Ashley Bellouin (US) & Ben Bracken (US). The Waterfall (2017) by Matthieu Hallé (Canada); film/video performance, color, sound, 30 minutes; live soundtrack by Unitions. Full details here.

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CROSSROADS 2022  — program 3
it takes the world to make a feather fall
Saturday, August 27, 1pm
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SCREENING: Future from Inside (2021) by Dani Leventhal ReStack (Canada/US) & Sheilah ReStack (Canada/US); digital video, color, sound, 19 minutes. Configurations (2021) by James Edmonds (UK/Germany); 16mm, color, sound, 8 minutes. SHASHIN NO MA (2021) by Tetsuya Maruyama (Brazil/Japan); digital video, color, sound, 6 minutes. Home When You Return (2021) by Carl Elsaesser (US); digital video, color, sound, 30 minutes. Full details here.

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CROSSROADS 2022 — program 4
before you witnessed this entropy
Saturday, August 27, 3:15pm
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SCREENING: A Perfect Storm (2022) by Karel Doing (UK); 16mm, color, sound, 3 minutes. Mnemonics of Shape and Reason (2021) by Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk/Pechanga); digital video, color, sound, 5 minutes.  Lácrimas (2021) by Jeremy Moss (US); digital video, color, sound, 14 minutes. Puncture (2021) by Carleen Maur (US); digital video, color, sound, 4 minutes. Ontogeny (2022) by Janis Crystal Lipzin (US); digital video, color, sound, 9 minutes. Amaryllis—a study (2020) by Jayne Parker (UK); digital video, color, sound, 7 minutes. M*U*S*H (2022) by Jodie Mack (US/UK); 16mm, color, silent, 8 minutes. from time without beginning (2021) by Lorenzo Gattorna (US); digital video, color, sound, 7 minutes. Solace (2021) by Chantal Partamian (Lebanon): digital video, color, sound, 1 minute. Alone Sleeps the Water, Frozen She Awakes (2021) by Sofia Petersen (Argentina/Spain): digital video, color, silent, 5 minutes. Full details here.

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CROSSROADS 2022 — program 5
Ernst Karel & Veronika Kusumaryati’s Expedition Content
Saturday, August 27, 5:15pm
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SCREENING: Expedition Content (2020) by Ernst Karel (US) & Veronika Kusumaryati (Indonesia); digital video, color, sound, 78 minutes. Full details here.

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CROSSROADS 2022 — program 6
the dark of the screen
Saturday, August 27, 8:30pm
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SCREENING: irradiance (2020) by Ramey Newell (Canada); digital video, color, sound, 3 minutes. Estuary (2021) by Ross Meckfessel (US); 16mm, color, sound, 12 minutes. death by fantasies by mirrors (2022) by Charlotte Clermont (Thiothià:ke/Montreal); digital video, color, sound, 13 minutes. Pigment-Dispersion Syndrome (2022) by Jennifer Reeves (US); digital video, color, sound, 6 minutes. Thalassophobia (2022) by Kit Young (US) & Colleen Kelly (US); video performance with live sound, color, sound, 15 minutes. Dreams Under Confinement (2020) by Christopher Harris (US); digital video, color, sound, 3 minutes. Autoimmune (2020) by Douglas McCausland (US), Ian Kirkpatrick (US) and Marcos Serafim (Brazil/US); digital video, color, sound, 13 minutes. Full details here.

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CROSSROADS 2022 — program 7
we have tasted planets
Sunday, August 28, 1pm
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SCREENING: The Silver Reel (2022) by Josh Gibson (US); digital video, color, sound, 24 minutes. A Valley Without Trees (2021) by Janelle VanderKelen (US); digital video, color, sound, 6 minutes. Curve the Night Sky (2021) by Peggy Ahwesh (US); digital video, color, sound, 5 minutes. Looking Backward (2022) by Ben Balcom (US); digital video, b&w, sound, 10 minutes. Missing Time (2019) by Morgan Quaintance (UK); digital video, b&w, sound, 15 minutes. Full details here.

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CROSSROADS 2022 — program 8
divisions of labor
Sunday, August 28, 3:15pm
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SCREENING: Light Signal (2022) by Emily Chao (US); digital video, color, sound, 13 minutes. Paper Bag Test (2019) by Trevon Jakaar Coleman (US); digital video, color, sound, 5 minutes. Pinhole Park (2021) by Alex MacKenzie (Canada); digital video, b&w, sound, 11 minutes. Feriado (2021) by Azucena Losana (Mexico/Argentina); digital video, b&w, sound, 2 minutes. Madness Remixed (2021) by Rhea Storr (UK); digital video, color, sound, 11 minutes. Carbon Loops (2022) by Elia Vargas (US); 16mm double projection, color, silent, 3 minutes (loop). Prometheus (2021) by Dominic Angerame (US); digital video, b&w, sound, 4 minutes. Patent 1,571,148 (2022) by Kevin Jerome Everson (US); digital video, b&w, sound, 5 minutes. Singing in Oblivion (2021) by Eve Heller (US/Austria); digital video, b&w, sound, 13 minutes. Full details here.

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CROSSROADS 2022 — program 9
i remember those days (it could have been different)
Sunday, August 28, 5:30pm
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SCREENING: Time Crystals (2021) by Abinadi Meza (Wixárika); digital video, color, sound, 6 minutes. BERLIN FEUER (2021) by Pedro Maia (Portugal/Germany); digital video, color, sound, 6 minutes. Microcosmos (2022) by Makino Takashi (Japan); digital video, color, sound, 12 minutes. THAT WAS WHEN I THOUGHT I COULD HEAR YOU (2021) by Matt Whitman (US); digital video, color, silent, 9 minutes. Show Me Other Places (2021) by Rajee Samarasinghe (Sri Lanka); digital video, color, sound, 12 minutes. The Deep (2022) by Gavin Hipkins (Aotearoa/New Zealand); digital video, color, sound, 11 minutes.  High Heel Beloved (2021) by Leslie Thornton (US); digital video, b&w, sound, 5 minutes. Full details here.

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CROSSROADS 2022 — program 10
around her the shadows trembled
Sunday, August 28, 7:45pm
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SCREENING: shadow swells (2022) by Karissa Hahn (US); digital video, b&w, sound, 3 minutes. Sometimes a little Sin is good for the Soul (2020) by Alex Beriault (Canada); digital video, color, sound, 9 minutes. The Girl Who Is (2021) by Sara Sowell (US); digital video, b&w, sound, 6 minutes.  First Hypnotic Suggestion (2020) by Brittany Gravely (US) & Ken Linehan (US); 16mm double projection, color, sound, 10 minutes. Dans les cieux et sur la terre (2022) by Erin Weisgerber (Canada); 16mm screened as digital video, color, sound, 12 minutes. Object Permanence (2022) by Alix Blevins (US); 16mm, color, sound, 1 minute. Of This Beguiling Membrane (2021) by Charlotte Pryce (US/UK); digital video, color, sound, 5 minutes. la mia camera (2019) by Friedl vom Gröller  (Austria); 16mm, color, silent, 2 minutes.  Das Rad (2021) by Friedl vom Gröller (Austria); 16mm, b&w, silent, 3 minutes. Ertrunken (2022) by Friedl vom Gröller (Austria); 16mm, b&w, silent, 3 minutes. Am Rande des Vorhangs (2022) by Antoinette Zwirchmayr (Austria); 16mm, color, sound, 10 minutes. Full details here.


SAN FRANCISCO CINEMATHEQUE
Director: Steve Polta
CROSSROADS Festival Manager: India Nemer
CROSSROADS Tech Director: Kent Long
CROSSROADS 2022 trailer: Gina Basso
CROSSROADS 2022 design: Courtney Fellion
Cinematheque Archives Manager: Megan Needles
Accounting: Vanessa O’Neill
Festival Associate: Ashley Cole
Communications Manager: Jacob LeMatty
Web Developer: Marlo Longley
Cinematheque Board of Directors: Orit Ben-Shitrit, Michael Campos-Quinn, Ellen Lake, Diana Sánchez Maciel, Marie Martraire, Diego Villalobos
Cinematheque Advisory Council: Steve Anker, Gina Basso, Michael Gendreau, Steven Jenkins, Mark McElhatten, Brent Miller, Oona Mosna, Carissa Potter, Kathleen Quillian, Anne Stone
CROSSROADS Community Partners: Artists’ Television Access, Canyon Cinema, the Center for New Music and Shapeshifters Cinema.
San Francisco Cinematheque and CROSSROADS 2022 are supported by contributions from the California Arts Council, California Revealed the Fleishhacker Foundation, the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund/Grants for the Arts and Cinematheque’s Members and Donors.

Special Thanks for support, assistance and inspiration is extended to: aCinema; Fara Akrami; Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival; Ann Arbor Film Festival; Anthology Film Archives; The Archive Project at SFSU; BAMPFA; Craig Baldwin; Gina Basso; Jenny Bitner; Alix Blevins; Antonella Bonfanti; Colin Brant; Canyon Cinema; the Center for New Music; COUSIN; Jordan Cronk; Larry Daressa; John Davis; Greg DeCuir, Jr.; Desistfilm; Dobra: Festival Internacional de Cinema Experimental; Elena Duque; Experiments in Cinema; Jesse Hawthorne Ficks; Flaherty Film Seminar; FLEX; Isabel Fondevila; Michael Fox; Dennis Harvey; Sky Hopinka; Images Festival; INCITE Journal of Experimental Media; International Film Festival Rotterdam; Kadist; Kala Art Institute; KALX; Brett Kashmere; Liz Keim; Kim Knowles; Kino Rebelde; Anna Kipervaser; Bryan Konefsky; LaborBerlin; Mary Lattimore; David Lawrence; Hangjun Lee; Light Cone; Light Field; Sarah Lightfoot; Light Industry; LUX; McEvoy Foundation for the Arts; Media City Film Festival; Christine Metropoulos; Microscope Gallery; Milwaukee Underground Film Festival; Seth Mitter; Madeleine Molyneaux; Mono No Aware; Suki O’Kane; Onion City Film Festival; Other Cinema; Adam Piron; Rick Prelinger; Megan Shaw Prelinger; Prismatic Ground; Jill Rogers; the Roxie Theater; Picture Palace Pictures; [S8] Mostra de Cinema Periférico; Lynne Sachs; Linda Scobie; Shapeshifters Cinema; Steve Seid; Joel Shepard; Michael Sicinski; sixpackfilm; Lex Sloan; Vivian Sming; Sharon Spain; Brad Steinberg; Courtney Stephens; Scott Stark; The Temenos; Telematic Media Arts; the Tenderloin Museum; Leslie Thornton; TIFF/Wavelengths; Mark Toscano; Kathleen Tyner; Kitty Velvet; Ellie Vanderlip; Video Data Bank; Andy Warhol; Tanya Zimbardo.

In Memoriam: Mindaugis Bagdon; Robert Fox; Dale Hoyt; Jim Jennings; Dore O; Martin Rumsby; Charles Wright; Nick Zedd

COVID-19 SAFETY REQUIREMENTS: Proof of COVID-19 vaccine is required for entry to Gray Area. The use of masks is highly encouraged.

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