Sunday, November 29, 1998

Robert Nelson: The Long Form, 1984-87

San Francisco Art Institute

Cinematheque pays tribute to pioneering San Francisco filmmaker (The Great Blondino, Hot Leatherette, Bleu Shut, etc.) and educator Robert Nelson with a screening of his rarely-shown two part Suite California: Stops and Passes, Part 1 (1976, 46 min.) which “ranges over geography and time with some early Edison footage. Hollywood rendered in a complex blend of irony and nostalgia. Style ranges from scripted dramatic narrative to free-wheeling funk.”; Part 2 (1978, 48 min.) contains “personal autobiographical material rendered as a travelogue. Flavorful ambiguity.”(Robert Nelson.)