Thursday, October 23, 2003

Fresh Eyes: New Artists at Cinematheque

Program 17: California Stories, New Docs by Emerging Videomakers

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

A program of short docs by young, politically and digitally savvy videomakers who studied ethnographic film at UC Berkeley or SF State. Drag queens, homeless San Franciscans, airport and childcare workers, the Ashby Flea Market, transsexuality and craigslist are the subjects of these sensitive, insightful portraits of Bay Area people and institutions. Together they provide a look at some of the diverse voices of our collective community. Works include .comm.unity (Elana Fiske, Esther Galbraith, Alexis Petru), (in)visibility (Sara Gambin, Marisa Hill, Lea Jones), Ashby (Tim Adams, Michelle Allport, Loie Vindish-Benites), The Ebony Mama Herself (Zeon Kitchiner, Marianne Laleuf, Violeta Foregger), Migrant Motherhood (Clare Bakota, Nicole Lucchesi), Some Reasons For Living (Jesse Cortez, Harjant Gill) and Behind the Checkpoint (Suzanne La, Danielle Muldoon). (Irina Leimbacher)