Thursday, May 27, 2004

Illuminate the Peripheral

Films by Ross Lipman

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Co-presented with Film Arts Foundation

Ross Lipman premieres The Interview, a taut psychological narrative exquisitely rendered in muted colors and with a soundtrack worthy of comparison to Bresson’s best. Shot during Lipman’s years in San Francisco, it concerns a woman trying to pick up the trail of her past, by chance and through goodwill entering the life of a single mother, herself struggling to create a future in an era of downsizing. We will also be graced by two live performances, first by SF’s own Julie Queen, singer and star of The Interview, then Lipman’s preview of his narrated slide chronicle Rotherhithe (Keep Warm. Burn Britain!) a slice of lives in the addict/outcast/punk enclave known in anarchist circles as “Squatter’s Paradise” in East London. Also screening The Gift- Michael Barrish screen test and Rhythm 93. (Konrad Steiner)