Red Shift (1984) by Gunvor Nelson

Sunday, December 6, 1987, 8:00 pm

Red Shift & Frame Line by Gunvor Nelson


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

The two films Gunvor Nelson released in 1984 have proven to be among the significant achievements of independent film during the past several years. The aesthetic style and technical rigor already familiar in her earlier films (Before Need, Trollstenen, etc.) were even further distilled and imbued with an urgency and self-reflection which make them deeply moving experiences. Frame Line was shot in Nelson’s native Sweden: “. . . a collage film in black and white. Glimpses (both visual and audial) of Stockholm, people, gestures, flags and the Swedish national anthem appear through drawings, paintings and cut-outs. It is a film with an eerie flow between the ugly and the beautiful about returning, about roots, and also about reshaping.” (G.N.) Red Shift will receive its first public screening in San Francisco since premiering in 1984: “…a film in black and white about relationships, generations and time. ” (G.N.)