Sunday, December 8, 1996

New York Punks and After

Films and Videos by Vivienne Dick

San Francisco Art Institute

Irish filmmaker Vivienne Dick last appeared at the Cinematheque in 1981 with her extraordinary super-8 fantasy-portraits of the New York underground ‘punk’ scene. Since then Vivienne has worked in London and emerged as one of Britain’s most widely shown and original independent filmmakers. She will present A Skinny Little Man Attacked Daddy (1994) recently featured in the New York Video Festival: “A settling of psychic accounts with her family and place of origin. The rural landscape in Donegal contrasts with textures of ‘big city’ life in this gentle investigation into inherited identity and the route to mortality.” (Rod Stoneman), She Had Her Gun All Ready (with Lydia Lunch), which J. Hoberman named one of the ten best films of 1979, Let Me Tell You A Story (1989) and others.