Saturday, March 30, 2002

Panel: Cinematheque In The 70's

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Supported by the San Francisco Film Commission

Former Program Director Vincent Grenier established a strong curatorial direction and voice for Cinematheque screenings that later Program Directors Charles Wright and Carmen Vigil (later Vigil alone) sustained throughout the decade. Join Grenier, Wright, Vigil, late-seventies Administrative Manager Jon Livingston, filmmaker and curator Janis Crystal Lipzin and moderator Steve Anker for a discussion focusing on hot issues which remain essential today: what were pros and cons of directing much of the programming away from a primarily grass-roots community; of seeking (and getting) funding support; and of a greater degree of institutionalization?