Tintinnabula (1986) by Dawn Wiedemann

Sunday, February 9, 1986, 8:00 pm

Dawn Wiedemann / Nina Menkes

New Light


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

Both filmmakers will be present.

Dawn Wiedemann (Chicago) teaches filmmaking at the Art Institute of Chicago and is Co-Editor of the Experimental Film Coalition Newsletter. She will premier three films: A Birthing (1985), “a film of a woman giving birth to her son. The eye in the film weaves the vulnerable gaze of the filmmaker and audience to acknowledge and empathize with the private experience of a woman in the process of birthing.” (D.W.), A Predilection For Falling In Love (1985), a female love-fantasy, and the recently completed Tintinnabula (1986).

The Great Sadness of Zohara (1983), 39 min. by Nina Menkes (Los Angeles). Estranged from her orthodox community in Israel, a young Jewish woman embarks on a spiritual search of “the other side” that takes her to remote and increasingly desolate regions of Arab Lands before returning her to Jerusalem. Nina Menkes was raised in Berkeley and graduated from UC Berkeley. Actress Tinka Menkes will also be present.