Saturday, April 30, 2016, 8:30 pm

Sixty Six

presented in association with the San Francisco International Film Festival


2155 Center St (at Oxford)

Berkeley, CA 94720

presented in association with the San Francisco International Film Festival
and the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Lewis Klahr In Person

Admission: $15 General Admission/$14 Cinematheque Members, Students and Seniors
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The 20th century bursts into the 21st in Lewis Klahr’s eye-zapping 12-part series, spanning 14 years of filmmaking. Using collage to place ‘60s Pop art heroines and DC comic strip heroes against mid-century modern architecture and backdrops, the individual narratives involve dangerous redheads, a woman alone in the city growing older and a tough customer burdened by a family legacy that is as heavy as stacks of paperwork. In more symbolic works, purity of color and the grain of overlaid paper are sensual, as literal storytelling takes a backseat—the mystery is what the mystery is. Always there is music, evocative and often gorgeous. The narrative and negative space in Klahr’s screen world is unique—near-static limitation allows greater space for viewer imagination, while his distinctive techniques yield juxtapositions and a sense of scale that is potently dreamlike. Selecting it as one of her best films of 2015, the NY Times’ Manohla Dargis writes, “Set at the intersection of mass culture and myth, right at the hazardous corner of desire and dread, Sixty Six offers a dizzying display of largely found images and sounds … that together form a kind of cinematic archaeology of the American unconscious.”