Saturday, March 24, 2007

Ann Arbor Film Festival

Geography of the Body

Michigan Theater


San Francisco Cinematheque Co-Presents with the Ann Arbor Film Festival. In our desire to expand our connections to the larger arts and cultural community, we are pleased to sponsor a screening at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, March 20 -25, 2007. Please contact Ann Arbor Film Festival for information.

“Whatever is unnamed, undepicted in images, whatever is omitted from biography, censored in collections of letters, whatever is misnamed as something else, made difficult-to-come-by, whatever is buried in the memory by the collapse of meaning under an inadequate or lying language–this will become not merely unspoken, but unspeakable.” – Adrienne Rich

The San Francisco Cinematheque and the Ann Arbor Film Festival both showcase and celebrate work that pushes the boundaries of the status quo and challenges the mainstream. In these times, so few organizations support and defend artistic free speech by programming risky and provocative films that may be construed as offensive or otherwise stand outside of the mainstream of cinema. These works screened tonight, highlight a wide range of makers whose films use the body as the location to examine political issues, celebrate beauty, and ask the audience to personally re-examine what is artistic expression and free speech. In an effort to highlight issues of taste, morality and standards guiding funding decisions related to the AAFF, and with the additional support from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the San Francisco Cinematheque is pleased to co-present the following films at the 45th Ann Arbor Film Festival:

Geography of the Body by Willard Maas. 1943,16mm b&w/so, 7m
Hold Me While I’m Naked by George Kuchar. 1966,16mm, color/so, 15m
The Bed by James Broughton. 1968,16mm, color/so,20m
Riverbody by Anne Severson. 1970,16mm, b&w/so,7m
Holding by Coni Beeson. 1971, 16mm,color/so,13m
No No Nookie TV by Barbara Hammer. 1987,16mm, color/so, 12m
Our Gay Brother by Greta Snider. 1993,16mm, color/so, 9m
The Honey Pot by Todd Lincoln. 1998, 16mm, color/so, 7m
Noema by Scott Stark. 1998,16mm,color/so,11m
Spiders In Love: An Arachnogasmic Musical by Martha Colburn. 1999, 16mm, color/so, 5m