Still (1971) by Ernie Gehr

Thursday, January 29, 1987, 8:00 pm

An Ernie Gehr Overview, the Early Work

Filmmaker Ernie Gehr in person


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

“Film is a real thing and as a real thing it is not imitation . . Film is a variable intensity of light, an internal balance of time, a movement within a given space.” — Ernie Gehr.

Among the filmmakers active through the 70s and 80s, few have pursued their artistic vision as persistently as Ernie Gehr. His films grow out of personal concerns, but translate into a unified form and content that speak to our shared human experience.

Transparency (1969); History (1970); Still (1971). “Still is, for me, the first truly Proustian film…mood and atmosphere seem to become slowly crystalized on particular objects.” — Richard Foreman.