Light Years Expanding (1988) by Gunvor Nelson

Thursday, April 7, 1988, 8:00 pm

Gunvor Nelson: New Films

Filmmaker Gunvor Nelson in person


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

The Cinematheque welcomes Gunvor Nelson back to present the San Francisco premieres of her two most newly completed films, Light Years (1987) and Light Years Expanding (1988). Each continues to develop the concerns and techniques begun in the earlier Frame Line (1984), in which Nelson blended collage-animation with highly textural live-action material to create a haunting evocation of her displacement from her native Swedish culture. Using a concentrated and carefully controlled series of moving color images of the Swedish landscape as its foundation, Light Years becomes a tapestry of change as experienced through constant motion and a personal reflection on the filmmaker’s memories of her past.