Sunday, December 17, 1995


San Francisco Art Institute

Our final program of the calendar mirrors the open structure and wide range of “home screenings”: small gatherings in basements, living rooms, etc. projecting work in an atmosphere of intimacy and risk. Acknowledging the synchronistic wisdom of the camera roll and embracing the amorphous state of the unfinished film, these pieces are like organisms in the process of formation. The films in this program are all “public” premieres and include: four regular 8mm films made in camera by Michael Mideke in the 1980s; Lost footage: home movies of an anonymous Chinese American family in 1940s San Francisco; Unnecessary Conversation by Jerome Hiler; and unfinished work by Konrad Steiner, Nathaniel Dorsky, and silt.