Le Retour à la Raison (1923) by Man Ray

Saturday, March 30, 1985, 8:00 pm

Direct Animation


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

An evening of historical and contemporary examples of films shaped directly by the filmmakers’ hands. Included are films that are made entirely without a camera by inscribing designs directly onto the film itself (painting, drawing, scratching, collage). Others transform live-action material by reworking the photographed imagery. These films, both representational and abstract, demonstrate the highly diverse assortment of techniques used in this unusual filmmaking art form. Program is guest curated by cameraless animator Stephanie Maxwell.

Le Retour à la Raison (Man Ray); Uncle Sugar’s Flying Circus (Warren Bass); A Trip (Carmen D’Avino), Toccata Manhattan (Robert Bruce Rogers); Bleach Black (Carol Lynn Johnson); Blood Lines (Mark Yellen); AntiWar (Pierre Hebert); Variations on a 7-Second Loop Painting (Barry Spinello); Circuit 7 (Gil Frishman); Rainbow Dance (Len Lye); Now Is the Time (Norman McLaren); Slaves of Love (Pathe Bros.); Burnt Offering (David Gerstein).