Mattery of Clarity (1986) by Sandra Davis

Sunday, April 12, 1987, 8:00 pm

Symbolic Imagery and The Female Vision

Presentation by filmmaker Sandra Davis


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

Sandra Davis returns to the Bay Area to premiere her new film, Matter of Clarity, and lead a discussion on the importance of the symbolic process in the work of some of independent film’s key women filmmakers. “Since its inception, film is a medium which has not only drawn women to its powers of expression, but also one which, in its own evolution of subject and form, has been uniquely shaped by a feminine, as well as masculine, vision. Is the potential for symbolic image-making “alive” today? Is all possibility of true symbol “dead” in a sea of pluralistic references? Has our sense of symbol degenerated into that of the vacant sign?” (S.D.)

Films: At Land (1944) by Maya Deren, Kristallnacht (1979) by Chick Strand, Asparagus (1978) by Suzan Pitt, Matter of Clarity (1986) by Sandra Davis, San Francisco premiere.