Roman Numeral IV (1980) by Stan Brakhage

Saturday, June 9, 1984, 8:00 pm

Brakhage: The Roman Numeral Series and other films


762 Valencia St.

San Francisco, CA 94110

This is a rare opportunity to see film selections from Stan Brakhage’s startling body of personal filmwork. The films span over 20 years of the career of one of America’s most honored experimental filmmakers. It will be only the second time that the Roman Numeral Series has been shown in sequence, and in its entirety, in the United States. This series of films seeks to make its own language, or rather a complexity of moving visual thinking unlimited by language. Their meaning unfolds in that moment between seeing and knowing. The other films on tonight’s program have only recently been released through the Canyon Cinema Supplement.

The Roman Numeral Series, I-IX, 1979-1980, 48 min. total; Wedlock House: An Intercourse, 1959, 11 min.; Angels, 1971, 2 min.; Door, 1971, 2 min.; Fox Fire Child Watch, 1971, 3 min.; The Peaceable Kingdom, 1971, 8 min.