Thursday, May 28, 1987, 8:00 pm

Film Exhibition in the ‘80s — Panel


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

Public presentation of artistically challenging and unfamiliar films has been hotly debated among filmmakers and the critical press during recent years. What are the criteria used in selecting films for exhibition? To what extent do programmers consider public response in determining the direction of their program? Can a greater appreciation for film be developed through exhibition, including new approaches to inter-disciplinary events? Panelists who will discuss these and related issues include: John Hanhardt, Curator of Film & Video, Whitney Museum of American Art, Brenda Webb, Executive Director of Chicago Filmmakers, and Steve Anker, Program Director of the S.F. Cinematheque. The moderator will be Albert Kilchesty, filmmaker and Program Director of the Los Angeles Filmforum.