Sunday, October 25, 1987, 8:00 pm

False Pretenses: The Adventures of the Exquisite Corpse, Part II

By Andrew Noren


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

“I’m a light thief and a shadow bandit. I deal in retinal phantoms. Film is illusion, period, however you choose to see it… We see only ‘films’ of films as all of our sight and sensing is illusion, the phantom movies of our encounter with the world which, remember, is equally phantom, trompe l’oeil of that clown and ghostmeister, the sun.” (A.N.)

Andrew Noren remains one of the consummate lyricists of light, shadow and movement as captured on film, and his ongoing Adventures of the Exquisite Corpse series is one of the major works of American independent cinema. In recognition of the release of Noren’s first film since 1979 (showing on November 1), we present two early color films, False Pretenses (1971) and The Wind Variations.