Thursday, March 19, 2020, 7:30 pm

CANCELLED: Book Party and Screening with Joel Schlemowitz

Presented in association with Canyon Cinema


992 Valencia Street (at 21st Street)

San Francisco, CA 94110

UPDATE: The previously announced book release and screening with Joel Schlemowitz on March 19th at Artists’ Television Access has also been cancelled. This event will be rescheduled at a later date. 

Musical Stairs (1977) by Guy Sherwin
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Admission: $7–10 sliding scale
Tickets available at the door

Experimental Filmmaking and the Motion Picture Camera is an introductory experimental filmmaking guide focusing on the camera and its possibilities, published by Focal Press. Author Joel Schlemowitz will be on hand to sign copies for a book party and screening, with the book available for sale at a 20% discount off the list price. The screening will include work by filmmakers written about in the book from the Canyon Cinema collection with work by Marie Menken, Guy Sherwin, Christopher Harris, Robert Todd, Lynne Sachs, Jon Behrens, Peter Hutton, and Paul Clipson.

Joel Schlemowitz is a Brooklyn-based experimental filmmaker and filmmaking instructor at The New School for Social Research. His work has shown at numerous festivals and venues, including a screening of his feature film 78rpm at Other Cinema in 2017.


Go Go Go (Marie Menken, 1957, 5 minutes, 16mm)
Musical Stairs (Guy Sherwin, 1977, 10 minutes, 16mm)
28.IV.81 (Bedouin Spark) (Christopher Harris, 2009, 3 minutes, 16mm)
Evergreen (Robert Todd, 2006, 15.5 minutes, 16mm)
Drawn and Quartered (Lynne Sachs, 1987, 4 minutes, 16mm)
Light Coins (Jon Behrens, Caryn Cline and Luke Sieczek, 2018, 4 minutes, 16mm projected digitally)
New York Portrait, Chapter I (Peter Hutton, 1979, 16 minutes, 16mm)
Light Year (Paul Clipson, Music by Tashi Wada , 2013, 10 minutes, 16mm)