The Pursuit of Happiness (1940) by Rudy Burckhardt

Sunday, May 4, 1986, 8:00 pm

Rudy Burckhardt: City Portraits & New Films

Filmmaker Rudy Buckhardt in person


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

From his early document on Haiti (1938) through his many innovative street films, to his collaborations with Joseph Cornell and Red Grooms, Burckhardt has made his observations of the world into a special body of work. During the ‘70s and ‘80s he has produced a special amalgam that combines city portraits with poetic texts (Kenneth Koch, Edwin Denby), diverse musical sources (Chopin, Ives, Monk) and modern dance (Douglas Dunn, Yoshiko Chuma). Burckhardt is also a highly-regarded photographer whose photos are included in many museum collections. Tonight’s program features the premieres of both new and recently released older films.