Sunday, February 25, 2001

The Films of Joyce Wieland

The Collaborative & Later Period Short Works

San Francisco Art Institute

Cinematheque is proud to participate in the Art Gallery of Ontario’s four-part touring series of the late Canadian filmmaker/visual artist Joyce Wieland’s complete film oeuvre. One of North America’s most renowned and influential feminist artists of the past forty years, Wieland was the subject of a partial Cinematheque retrospective shortly before her untimely death in 1998. Tonight we present a selection of her short experimental films not shown at that time, including the gripping, minimalist political essay Pierre Vallière, and a repeat showing of her last completed film, Birds At Sunrise. Also: Solidarity (1973); and Joyce Wieland collaborations: Barbara’s Blindness (1965) with Betty Ferguson; Dripping Water (1969) with Michael Snow; A and B In Ontario (1967/1984) with Hollis Frampton. Three other programs will screen at the Pacific Film Archive on February 20th and 27th. (Anker)