Friday, November 1, 2013, 12:00 am

Unbound: Films of Abigail Child, program 2

Abigail Child In Person


701 Mission Street (at Third St)

San Francisco, CA 94103

presented in association with Pacific Film Archive
[members: $6 / non-members: $10]

In her first San Francisco appearance since 2005, poet/filmmaker Abigail Child appears in person tonight to present UNBOUND: Scenes from the Life of Mary Shelley (2013): “I created imaginary home movies of scenes from the life of Mary and Percy Shelley. I was attracted to these authors—their life of poetry, politics and sexual invention—and inspired by my previous fictionalizing of home movies in Covert Action and The Future is Behind You. I worked with non-actors, the seasons and the extraordinary architecture and landscapes of Italy where the Shelleys were in exile for six of their eight years together. The result was a feature film A Shape of Error, gorgeous, emotional and harnessed to the narrative. I wanted to go further and, abetted by digital technology, I have ‘exploded’ this feature film. The result is UNBOUND, digressive, looped, unpredictable, symphonic, spontaneous, messy—much like life and memory.” Also screening: Dark Dark (2001).

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