Shut Up Barbie (1974) by Vincent Grenier

Thursday, March 7, 1985, 8:00 pm

The Films of Vincent Grenier

Filmmaker in person


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

Canadian-born Vincent Grenier was a very visible member of San Francisco’s film community during the early ‘70s—graduate of the Art Institute and during 1974, programmer at Canyon Cinematheque. Since moving to New York his films have worked toward an appreciation of detail, delicate gradations of shadowy grays and whites, subtle movements against larger backdrops.

Shut Up Barbie (1974): “My reaction to the obsession of a 7 year old girl with her Barbie Dolls. Ann Knutson plays the mother Barbie Doll.” — VG

Time’s Wake (1974-84): “Both home movie and other types of footage shot during visits with my parents at Île d’Orléans, Quebec.” — VG

D’Apres Meg (1982): “ … What fascinates me most about these gestures is that there are all kinds of subtle tensions and emotions in them…” — VG

Tremors (1984): Shot through the Kinemascope process, shapes flash and vibrate to variations in rhythm and intensity.