Thursday, April 18, 2019, 7:30 pm

One Big Box Begets Another: Films by Roger Beebe

Roger Beebe in person


992 Valencia Street (at 21st Street)

San Francisco, CA 94110

Pictured above: The Comic Sans Video (2018) by Roger Beebe
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Admission: $10 General/$6 Cinematheque Members and Headlands Center for the Arts Members
Advance tickets available here
This program is co-presented with Headlands Center for the Arts

Visiting the Bay Area as an Artist in Residence at Headlands Center for the Arts, filmmaker and performance cinema practitioner Roger Beebe appears in person to present a mini-retrospective of work reflecting the filmmaker’s wry humor, observational wit and personally crafted approach to film/video collage, including elaborate multi-projector works and recent examples of “desktop cinema”—journalistic essay films reflecting the mediated online experience and personal responses to current events—and more. The Comic Sans Video (2018), considers racialized ideologies embedded in fonts and typefaces in the context of Black Lives Matter protests and discourses. The epic essay Amazonia (2018) muses on the overlooked physical spaces of the internet as well as the conditions of alienated labor (de)evolution of urban space in the era of e-commerce while [sic] series (2014) is a sickly surreal found footage collision, a three-part dysfunctional funhouse of fragments. This program also includes two world premieres—de rerum natura (2019), an ambivalent consideration of nature and beauty in the context of late capitalism and Lineage (for Norman McLaren), an overwhelming, laser-etched, hand-processed, loop-based performance for four 16mm projectors, presented live by the master film manipulator himself.

A Metaphor for the End of Just About Everything from Roger Beebe on Vimeo.

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