Portrait with Parents (1975) by Guy Sherwin

Thursday, May 1, 1986, 8:00 pm

Guy Sherwin: Films and Performances

Filmmaker Guy Sherwin in person


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

Films: Riding Ring/Corral (1976/86); Sound Track (1977); Jug (1977); Short Film Series (several never shown in the Bay Area) (1976-80); Journeys (work-in-progress); Man With Mirror (performance, 1976/86).

This will be English filmmaker Guy Sherwin’s second Cinematheque program, and includes several short works never before shown here. Sherwin’s ongoing Short Film Series is a remarkable group of one-shot improvisations, combining a rare sensitivity to formal composition with a rigorous sense of structure. Tonight’s program makes connections between a number of films he’s made over the last 10 years, ranging from a performance with film to a super-8 work-in-progress, filmed during his stay in the U.S. Sherwin has been teaching filmmaking since 1971 and was a workshop co-organizer at the London Film Co-op.