SFC Suggests… [Revisited]: Premieres & co-presentations

Mystic Transformations,
an exhibition of film still prints & dioramas by Lawrence Jordan
and the premier of his latest film, Circus Savage:
Saturday, 13-June at 11:00am
Gallery Extraña
2912 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley

Mystic Transformations is an exhibition of film still prints and dioramas by artist and filmmaker Lawrence Jordan that runs 5-June to 28-June at Gallery Extraña. On Saturday, 13-June, Jordan will present the premier of his 12 hour film, Circus Savage. The 16mm screening will be from 11:00am-11:00pm, with an open door to guests to come any time. As the film is non-linear, there are many entry points and it is not necessary to be there for the duration to appreciate the poetic lyricism, depth and charm of the film.

ALSO: Cinematheque co-presentations at Frameline

It Came from Kuchar
Sunday, 21-June at 6:30pm
Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street (near Market Street), San Francisco
[This remarkable documentary is the definitive film about the legendary underground filmmakers Mike & George Kuchar, recipients of this year’s Frameline Award. Interviews with Buck Henry, John Waters, Guy Maddin, Atom Egoyan, B. Ruby Rich, Bill Griffith, Donna Kerness and Wayne Wang are shaped by extensive archival footage and the brothers finishing each other’s sentences. Directed by Jennifer M. Kroot.]

Tuesday, 23-June at 9:15pm
Victoria Theatre
2961 16th Street (near Mission Street), San Francisco
[Witness, if you dare, the world’s only underground kinky art porno horror film, complete with four men, three women and a gorilla. Ecstasy so great that all heaven and hell becomes just one big old Shangri-La! A true cult classic that has shocked, excited and amazed audiences worldwide, directed by Curt McDowell and written by (and starring) George Kuchar.]

[both descriptions above lifted from the splendid program notes by D.A. Johnston]

Among many other Frameline programs, Cinematheque also recommends:
Canyon Cinema’s Queer Underground
Friday, 26-June at 8:15pm
Roxie Theater
3117 16th Street (near Valencia Street), San Francisco
[A survey of legendary and lesser-known works of underground LGBT filmmakers from the Canyon Cinema cooperative curated by Dominic Angerame, featuring films by Curt McDowell, Kym S. Farmen, Kenneth Anger, Su Friedrich, Connie Beeson, George Kuchar, James Broughton and Jim Hubbard.]

FINALLY: Cinematheque co-presentations at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival will be announced on 23-June!