Sunday, April 27, 2014, 12:00 am


Paul Clipson, Janis Crystal Lipzin, Lawrence Jordan In Person


2155 Center St (at Oxford)

Berkeley, CA 94720

Presented in association with the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and  San Francisco International Film Festival
Curated by Kathy Geritz and Vanessa O’Neill

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In ways quietly observant and intensely expressive, these 11 experimental films take us on a journey through the looking glass—reflecting on the past, illuminating the present, and imagining the future. A story is told backward, a girl is magically transformed and everyday objects aren’t what they seem. Two lost films are found; two others alchemically altered.

Queen Takes Pawn
A journey through an old house by way of a mirror, a child’s storybook and some images from days gone by.
(Su Friedrich, USA 2013, 7 min, Color, digital video)

During wartime, a girl magically transforms.
(Martha Colburn, The Netherlands 2013, 7 min, Color, digital video)

Little Girl
Prune Blossoms, Healdsburg; Little Girl Outside Sebastopol; Two Waterbugs, Graton
(Bruce Baillie, USA 1966, 10 min, Color/B&W, 16mm, Restored in 2013 by the Academy Film Archive)

Dad’s Stick
Three objects my father showed me shortly before he died.
(John Smith, UK 2012, 5 min, Color, digital video)

66, Episode 1: ICHOR
My personal version of utopia.
(Lewis Klahr, USA 2013, 5:30 min, Color, digital video)

De Luce 2: Architectura
Light and photochemistry collide and conspire against different architectural backdrops.
(Janis Crystal Lipzin, USA 2013, 8:30 min, Color, digital video) 
This is a Cinema by the Bay film

Farther than the eye can see
Traces an experience to a place that no longer exists.
(Basma Alsharif, Jordan/United Arab Emirates 2012, 13 min, Color, digital video)

Lost and Found
Filmed 20 or so years ago on an excursion back and forth from Manhattan to Staten Island. Later I arranged the shots and hid it in a box for a long time.
(Jim Jennings, USA 1988/2013, 5 min, B&W, Silent, 16mm)

A series of vaudeville acts inserted between the lines of reality.
(Lawrence Jordan, USA 2013, 3 min, Color, 16mm)
This is a Cinema by the Bay film 

A Study in Natural Magic
An alchemist’s spell.
(Charlotte Pryce, USA 2013, 3 min, Color, Silent, 16mm)

Bright Mirror
A figure, a landscape and a camera blur into something between dance and drawing.
(Paul Clipson, USA 2013, 9 min, Color/B&W, Super-8mm)
This is a Cinema by the Bay film

–Kathy Geritz, Vanessa O'Neill