Wednesday, May 1, 2002

Memory Arcade

Sundance Kabuki Cinemas

Co-Presented by Pacific Film Archive and the 45th San Francisco International Film Festival

In this program, memories and recollections of times past flicker and dance, set in motion by fleeting images and soundtracks. Brett Simon’s Counterfeit Film reproduces some of cinema’­s earliest images into a particularly modern flipbook. Ernie Gehr’­s Cotton Candy brings to life penny arcade figures and early cinematic wonders. In Ericka Beckman’s Switch Center, an industrial site becomes the stage for a mechanical ballet. Sandra Davis’­ CREPESCULE: Pond and Chair portrays a landscape of lingering memories and gentle reflections. Louise Bourque’­s Going Back Home conveys a sense of loss and upheaval with just a few images. Jonas Mekas’­ This Side of Paradise: Fragments of an Unfinished Biography documents summers on Long Island with the families of Jackie Kennedy. (Steve Anker and Kathy Geritz)