Peggy's Blue Skylight (1964) by Joyce Wieland

Thursday, February 7, 1985, 8:00 pm

The Films of Joyce Wieland

Filmmaker in person


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

Peggy’s Blue Skylight (1965, released 1984); A & B in Toronto, made in collaboration with Hollis Frampton (1967, completed in 1984); Sailboat (1967); 1933 (1967); Rat Life and Diet in North America (1968); Solidarity (1973); and others.

The provocative manner in which Joyce Wieland’s films combine ironic humor with political consciousness and advanced aesthetic structures has brought her recognition in widely divergent circles. Regina Cornwell writes of Ms. Wieland: “Her films are informed by her involvement in other, more directly tactile art forms — painting, drawing, construction—and crafts such as quilting.” P. Adam Sitney has written, “She seems to foster and encourage contradictions within her works, to let them run their course; for she has a filmic STYLE that is her signature quite apart from the differing genres of filmmaking she employs.” Retrospectives of Ms. Wieland’s films have been shown at museums throughout the world, and she was recently decorated with the Order of Canada—the first woman artist to be so honored. This will be Ms. Wieland’s first appearance at the Cinematheque.