Saturday, June 16, 1990

Saul Levine

Politics & Vision

Eye Gallery (now closed)

Boston filmmaker Saul Levine returns to San Francisco for the first time since 1984 with a major new film, Notes After Long Silence (1989). Levine’s body of regular and super-8mm films spans nearly 25 years, and is one of the most singular achievements of the American avantgarde.

Uncompromising in content and as personal expression, Boston filmmaker Saul Levine’s regular and super-8mm films span 25 years and challenge the viewer with a radical experience few other films can match. Tonight’s overview includes: Notes After Long Silence (1989)—“a Startling companion piece to Born on the Fourth of July, it’s also an anti-heroic corrective to Oliver Stone’s Mythic posturing…” (Dargis, Village Voice); The Big Stick/An Old Reel (1967/73); New Left Note (1968/82); Raps and Chants, Part 1 (1981), A Brennan Soll Columbus N Medina (1976/84). Total: 78 min.

pictured: The Big Stick/An Old Reel (1967/73) by Saul Levine