Trepanations (1983) by Janis Lipzin

Thursday, November 14, 1985, 8:00 pm

Cinematic Recollections:


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

A program of films which explore the ambiguous evidences of the past: recorded images, documents, correspondences — as a means of seeing ourselves in the present.

Returning the Shadow (1985) by Karen Holmes, 22 min., world premiere — “Examines the tension between the image that is recorded in a photograph and what is remembered. The film creates its own internal memory as it achieves a reconciliation of past and present.” (K.H.)

Valley Fever (1979) by Stephanie Beroes, 20 min. — “Inspired by Merleau-Ponty’s statement, “there is a perpetual uneasiness in the state of being conscious,” this film has to do with questions of perception, the way we see things.” (S.B.)

Trepanations (1983) by Janis Lipzin, super-8mm, 20 min. — “A film made up of various kinds of correspondence — pictorial, written, and audio tape “letters” sent to the filmmaker by friends.” (J.C.L.)