Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 12:00 am

Unbound: Films of Abigail Child, program 1

Abigail Child In Person

presented in association with Pacific Film Archive

[general admission: $9.50 / $2 discount for SF Cinematheque members with membership card]

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Abigail Child’s roots in language poetry and film are readily evident in this collection of works spanning her over thirty-year career. Her 16mm films feature rapid cutting of image, text, and sound, and genre-jumping juxtapositions of private and public histories. Her array of source material includes home movies, industrials, narrative features, and pornography. In contrast, her more recent digital work delves deeply into a single work, whether a Buñuel film, a classic Bollywood feature, or a family’s home movies, and cracks them open with her playful yet subversive explorations. Her newest digital piece evokes an unrealized project by Man Ray and Duchamp. SCREENING: Mutiny (1983), Mayhem (1987), The Future is Behind You (2004) To and No Fro (2005), Mirror World (2006) and ELSA merdelamerdelamer (2013).

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