Saturday, February 3, 1990, 8:00 pm

Recent Films by Peter Herwitz

Filmmaker Peter Herwitz in person


1151 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA, 94103

Peter Herwitz’ films suggest the passion and mystery of music and poetry through a visual structure of rhythmic repetition. His films amplify the relative murkiness of the super-8 image to create a world of fleeting glimpses in which the physical world is apparently out of reach. Herwitz uses an array of vivid hand-drawn colors that create an emotional landscape of longing and an ambiguity toward beauty. “In The Shape of Waking is a series of films which represent a kind of luminous waking from a dark dream world of the past.” (P.H.) Films: The Poet’s Veil (1988); The Painted Veil (1988); Musique de Tenebres (1989); In The Shape of Waking: Meditation-Part 1: Body of Light (1989), Part 2: In The Rhythm of Falling (1989).