Screening & Presentation of the 1998 James D. Phelan Art Award in Filmmaking to Chick Strand
Co-Presented With Film Arts Foundation
Our beloved Chick Strand, co-founder of Canyon Cinema and the Cinematheque back in the 60s, painter and maker of almost 20 films, is the recipient of the 1998 James D. Phelan Art Award in Filmmaking. This award, which is sponsored by The San Francisco Foundation and administered by Film Arts Foundation, has been presented biennially since 1982 to a California born artist. Chick, whose work journeys between a quest for seemingly unmediated sensuous images and a critical reflective stance which challenges and explores the representational process, will present several films and receive her award on Saturday evening, and be present for more films (Kristallnacht, Coming Up for Air, and Soft Fiction) on Sunday evening. Both events are free.