Sunday, August 30, 2015, 7:30 pm

Zach Iannazzi/Margaret Rorison: Amateurs of the Impossible

Zach Iannazzi and Margaret Rorison In Person


992 Valencia Street (at 21st Street)

San Francisco, CA 94110

Zach Iannazzi and Margaret Rorison In Person
Admission: $10 general/$5 Cinematheque members
Advance tickets available here
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The film/video work of Margaret Rorison—co-founder and curator of Baltimore’s Sight Unseen screening series—is described as “an impressionistic exploration into the visceral nature of memory and experience.” A featured artist in CROSSROADS 2014 and ’15, Rorison appears in person for the first time visits San Francisco to present a selection of her hypnotic works including the celestial elegy The Waiting Sands; PULL/DRIFT, “an immersive experiment in movement, rhythm, and ritual” made in collaboration with the Effervescent Dance Collective; vindmøller, a dense hand-wrought study of weather and Danish wind power; the landscape-based portrait films Gowanus Haze, The Birds of Chernobyl and SCANSION and her latest film Funes el memorioso. Rorison is paired tonight with Oakland-based filmmaker Zach Iannazzi who will present examples of his masterful hand-made cinema including California Picture Book, a drifting found footage compendium of Nor Cal seasons past; Seed Catalog, a graphic and abstract imagining of a visionary cinema inventor; and II, an foreboding double-projected home movie collage reflecting on accidental impressionism, mid-century male bonding rituals and the hubris of hunting culture.

image above: California Picture book (2013) by Zach Iannazzi