Sunday, February 9, 1997

From The Bay And Beyond, New Films II

Hidden Tales

San Francisco Art Institute

This second program of recent films includes Abraham Ravett’s Horse/Kappa/House, a film inspired by Japanese folk legends which echoes the external and unseen worlds of the Japanese environment; Chana Pollack’s elegiac family portrait Fetal Position, Joell Hallowell and Jacalyn White’s Chapter 20 The Book Club, a vivid record of a group of pioneering women who begin a new adventure in their middle years; Tami Ojala’s vision about mysteries of self identity Dream of Blue Horses, Stefan Ferreira Cluver’s picture-sound puzzle on the chemistry and alchemy in daily life, Philosopher’s Stone, and Heather MacAdams’ bizarre quasi-educational Joe Was Not So Happy.