Who Do You Think You Are (1987) by Mary Filippo

Thursday, February 25, 1988, 8:00 pm

Introspection: The Objective Self

Films by Danny Lyon, Mary Filippo, Robert Fox, and Ricardo Block


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

Self-portraits by four filmmakers who bring together a wide range of materials, from early home-movies to found footage, each with a distinctive personal touch: The Persistence of Memory (1984) by Ricardo Block is a sound and image evocation of the filmmaker’s childhood in Mexico and his subsequent life in America; Born to Film (1982) by Danny Lyon, in which the photographer/filmmaker interweaves portraits of himself and his son while exploring each’s consciousness; Who Do You Think You Are (1987) by Mary Filippo, centering on the filmmaker’s quest to give up smoking and gain self-control; and Medical Research/Special Report (1987) by Robert Fox, “Illness as metaphor, an evocation of the artist’s encounters with life, death, and the creative process.” (R.F.)