Gradiva (1984) by Albert Nigrin

Thursday, May 22, 1986, 8:00 pm

Albert Nigrin/Mark Street

New Light


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

Both filmmakers will be present

Albert Nigrin has created a large body of super-8 work while also teaching film-making and starting the GSA Film Co-op at Rutgers University. In Gradiva (1984), the hero manque pursues an illusory woman he creates yet who fails to materialize; Aurelia (1985), shot in the Gaudi cathedral in Barcelona; Spin Me Round (1986), a tribute to Hurricane Gloria; and Shake Well (1986), a cinematic milkshake.

In his films, Street tries to juxtapose the sound-track and image so that a particular language is created for each film. Scratch (1984) was made by directly scratching the surface of the emulsion; January Journal (1985), “A confessional film, intended to blur the line between self-aggrandizement and self-mockery; West, Boat, and Tent (1985), ‘3 films shot on a trip across the country; these films reveal a subjective and poetic reaction to the environment.”