Thursday, April 17, 1986, 8:00 pm

Stan Brakhage: The Color of Time


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

Stan Brakhage is universally acknowledged as one of the most original and provocative forces in American art. Brakhage’s undiminished passion for film as an instrument which heightens one’s ability to see, and his unshakable belief that art grows out of one’s own daily life have resulted in a body of films that stands resolutely apart from trends or fashions. His recent work has ranged from family portraits to painstakingly detailed “painted” films in which each frame is meticulously composed. In honor of Brakhage’s first Bay Area appearances since 1981, we offer an evening of rarely-seen but masterful films that showcase the broad range of his visual style.


Western History (1971); The Horseman, The Woman, and The Moth (1968); The Riddle of Lumen (1972); Sincerity Ill (1978). Programmed by Nathaniel Dorsky.