Some Phases of an Empire (1984) by Nina Fonoroff

Thursday, January 31, 1985, 8:00 pm

New Personal Visions – III


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

The third in a series of programs that bring the work of younger or less well-known filmmakers into the public arena. Tonight’s show, including mostly super-8mm films, presents four wildly different approaches to film narrative.

Leslie Singer: Blood Poisoning; After God 11; The Blind Chinese Housepainters; Fountain of Youth; How To Fuck Friends And Keep Them. “Everything in life is pregnant with meaning.” — L.S. Raised in Washington, D.C., Singer currently lives in San Francisco.

Nina Fonoroff: Big Story — A montage of traveling mattes, countdowns, mortar fire, applause and non-sequiturs. An unspecified crime is committed by an unknown assailant against no one in particular. Some Phases Of An Empire — A rephotographed rendition of the Hollywood extravaganza Quo Vadis.

Sokhi Wagner: Zone; Unrest — A series of rephotographed images inspired by the notion of femininity and by suburban environments.

Lewis Klahr: Training; Inheritance #3 (Hekyl & Jekyl) — Through the use of found footage, Klahr explores nostalgic imagery from his childhood.