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Chaos Theory (Remembering Dale Hoyt)

Pictured: Your World Dies Screaming (1981) by Dale Hoyt Chaos Theory (Remembering Dale Hoyt) Curated by Steve Seid program online January 12–31, 2023 PLEASE DONATE TO SUPPORT San Francisco Cinematheque makes it a priority to pay artists for all works presented, whether in our cinema space screenings or in online exhibitions. The support of individuals… More »

 

CROSSROADS 2022 Online Echo 2

PLEASE DONATE TO SUPPORT FREE ONLINE PROGRAMMING! Pictured: Time Crystals (2021) by Abinadi Meza CROSSROADS 2022 Online Echo 2 space to stretch my longing program online September 22–October 16 PLEASE DONATE TO SUPPORT San Francisco Cinematheque makes it a priority to pay artists for all works presented, whether in our cinema space screenings or in… More »

 

CROSSROADS 2021 Online Echo 1

PLEASE DONATE TO SUPPORT FREE ONLINE PROGRAMMING! Pictured: Wasteland No. 3: Moons, Sons (2021) by Jodie Mack CROSSROADS 2022 Online Echo 1 shadows tremble program online September 22–October 16 PLEASE DONATE TO SUPPORT San Francisco Cinematheque makes it a priority to pay artists for all works presented, whether in our cinema space screenings or in… More »

 

CROSSROADS 2022 Program 10

Sometimes a little Sin is good for the Soul (2020) by Alex Beriault CROSSROADS 2022 — program 10 around her the shadows trembled Sunday, August 28, 7:45pm at Gray Area CROSSROADS 2022 closes in the skies and on the ground. Films of ritual, earthly rotations, seasonal transformations, telepathic transferences and interrogations of media. Suggestions of… More »

 

CROSSROADS 2022 Program 9

THAT WAS WHEN I THOUGHT I COULD HEAR YOU (2021) by Matt Whitman CROSSROADS 2022 — program 9 i remember those days (it could have been different) Sunday, August 28, 5:30pm at Gray Area Films as relics, dispatched from alternate futures. Memorials to lost worlds, burning, drowned or merely displaced. May you sleep profoundly and… More »

 

CROSSROADS 2022 Program 8

Light Signal (2022) by Emily Chao CROSSROADS 2022 — program 8 divisions of labor Sunday, August 28, 3:15pm at Gray Area Explorations of light, abstraction and filmic materiality overlap with depictions of urban spaces, physical and psychic sites of labor and (dis)locations of memory. Considerations of the subjectivities of qualia orbit and intersect with interrogations… More »

 

CROSSROADS 2022 Program 7

Curve the Night Sky (2021) by Peggy Ahwesh CROSSROADS 2022 — program 7 we have tasted planets Sunday, August 28, 1pm at Gray Area Scintillating speculations on fact, fiction and the spaces between. Hauntological explorations of repressed, occluded and recovered memories, personal and cultural. Communication across space and time. Amnesia. You are interested in the… More »

 

CROSSROADS 2022 Program 6

Pigment-Dispersion Syndrome (2022) by Jennifer Reeves CROSSROADS 2022 — program 6 the dark of the screen Saturday, August 27, 8:30pm at Gray Area In this CROSSROADS 2022 centerpiece, alchemical ecstacies of haptic celluloidal surfaces play and flirt teasingly with deep dives into the worlds of circuitry, electronic feedback and system noise. Direct experiences of sensual… More »

 

CROSSROADS 2022 Program 5

Expedition Content (2020) by Ernst Karel & Veronika Kusumaryati CROSSROADS 2022 — program 5 Ernst Karel & Veronika Kusumaryati’s Expedition Content Saturday, August 27, 5:15pm at Gray Area An immersive marvel of sonic ethnography, Karel & Kusumaryati’s Expedition Content draws on audio recordings made by recent college graduate and Standard Oil heir Michael Rockefeller as… More »

 

CROSSROADS 2022 Program 4

Mnemonics of Shape and Reason (2021) by Sky Hopinka CROSSROADS 2022 — program 4 before you witnessed this entropy Saturday, August 27, 3:15pm at Gray Area Quietly echoing CROSSROADS program 2, the films on this program explore elemental transubstantiations: air, fire, water and stone become one. Luminous and loving, life-affirming and elegiac. Meditations on the… More »

 

CROSSROADS 2022 Program 3

Home When You Return (2021) by Carl Elsaesser CROSSROADS 2022 — program 3 it takes the world to make a feather fall Saturday, August 27, 1pm at Gray Area The home movie as myth, as legend, as lost document, never completely knowable. While exploring occlusions and omissions and embodying domestic and social histories oft unspoken,… More »

 

CROSSROADS 2022 Program 2

The Day Lives Briefly Unscented (2021) by Brandon Wilson CROSSROADS 2022 — program 2 table of the elements Friday, August 26, 9:30pm at Gray Area Live sonics cap a program of voiceless hauntings, elemental forces, explorations of archaic media and bygone existences. Surfaces whisper and scrape as hungry ghosts prowl. Fire, water and whispered breath… More »

 

CROSSROADS 2022 Program 1

Polycephaly in D (2021) by Michael Robinson CROSSROADS 2022 — program 1 beauty can fool you Friday, August 26, 7pm at Gray Area CROSSROADS 2022 opens with a fit of pop delirium, lucidly polymorphous studies of precarious emotions, candied poisons, anomalous states of mind and matter and the alluring mephiticities of the capitalist spectacle. Percussive… More »

 

PUNK/PERFORMANCE IN THE LOIN: THE INTERVIEWS

PUNK/PERFORMANCE IN THE LOIN: THE INTERVIEWS presented in association with the Tenderloin Museum program online June 11–July 2, 2022 Interviews by Dale Hoyt View online or visit the Tenderloin Museum in-person for the full experience! NOTE: This online collection of interviews is presented as complement to the Tenderloin Museum’s exhibition Punk/Performance in the ‘Loin (on… More »

 

CROSSROADS at the Roxie 2

Labor of Love (2020) by Sylvia Schedelbauer CROSSROADS at the ROXIE need falls away Sunday, October 17 at 1:30pm CROSSROADS at the Roxie 2: need falls away facebook event here Admission: Tickets on sale HERE! Discounts for Cinematheque Members! Please read the Roxie’s Health and Safety Protocols & Precautions (relevant to COVID-19) and note special… More »

 

CROSSROADS at the Roxie 1

earthearthearth (2021) by Daïchi Saïto CROSSROADS at the ROXIE in the distance Saturday, October 16 at 1:30pm CROSSROADS at the Roxie 1: In the Distance facebook event here Admission: Tickets on sale HERE! Discounts for Cinematheque Members! Please read the Roxie’s Health and Safety Protocols & Precautions (relevant to COVID-19) and note special admission requirements… More »

 

CROSSROADS 2021 Program 7

Eidolon (2020) by Mike Rollo CROSSROADS 2021 — program 7 no more carefree laughter Livestream (with live filmmaker intros!) Thursday, September 23 at 7 pm PDT. Watch the livestream here. Program online September 23–October 21 facebook event here program community partner: Center for New Music   CROSSROADS 2021, the (second) quarantine edition, concludes its online… More »

 

CROSSROADS 2021 Program 6

Arch (2021) by Jeremy Moss & Pamela Vail CROSSROADS 2021 — program 6 this is called moving Livestream (with live filmmaker intros!) Wednesday, September 22 at 7 pm PDT. Watch the livestream here. Program online September 22–October 21 facebook event here program community partners: Prelinger Library and The Archive Project at SFSU      … More »

 

CROSSROADS 2021 Program 5

Toad, Leaf, Grass, Rock (2020) by Federica Foglia CROSSROADS 2021 — program 5 inside this shared life Livestream (with live filmmaker intros!) Tuesday, September 21 at 7 pm PDT. Watch the livestream here. Program online September 21–October 21 facebook event here program community partner: SFAI Film         Lyrical essays on care, connection,… More »

 

CROSSROADS 2021 Program 4

Fleur (2020) by Susan DeLeo CROSSROADS 2021 — program 4 darkness provides protection Livestream (with live filmmaker intros!) Monday, September 20 at 7 pm PDT. Watch the livestream here. Program online September 20–October 21 program community partner: KADIST     Silent films and quiet films. Films that look skyward and inward. Rituals of privacy and… More »

 

CROSSROADS 2021 Program 3

Displaced (2020) by Bettina Hoffmann CROSSROADS 2021 — program 3 ascent into now Livestream (with live filmmaker intros!) Sunday, September 19 at 7 pm PDT. Watch the livestream here. Program online September 19–October 21 program community partner: Artist Television Access Films on liminal states and transitions, on the tensions between being and nothingness, on introspective… More »

 

CROSSROADS 2021 Program 2

force (2020) by Jennie MaryTai Liu & Simon Liu CROSSROADS 2021 — program 2 a future so bright Livestream (with live filmmaker intros!) Saturday, September 18 at 7 pm PDT. Watch the livestream here. Program online September 18–October 21 program community partners: Canyon Cinema and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Do you want… More »

 

CROSSROADS 2021 Program 1

a moment west (2020) by Noah Rosenberg CROSSROADS 2021 — program 1 tendrils on a plane Livestream (with live filmmaker intros!) Friday, September 17 at 7 pm PDT. Watch the livestream here. Program online September 17–October 21 facebook event here program community partner: Shapeshifters Cinema CROSSROADS 2021 opens with lyrics and devotional poems to cities, communities… More »

 

Rituais de Regeneraçào

Lumen (2018) by Richard Ashrowan Rituais de Regeneraçào / Rituals of Regeneration presented by DOBRA Festival Internacional de Cinema Experimental Program on view September 1–30, 2021 at https://festivaldobra.com.br/rituais-de-regeneracao/   Curated by San Francisco Cinematheque as part of DOBRA Festival Internacional de Cinema Experimental, Rituals of Regeneration draws on work presented in CROSSROADS 2019 and 2020… More »

 

Cousins and Kin, program 4: Anti-Ethnography

Cousins and Kin The Cousin Collective was formed in 2018 by Adam Piron, Alex Lazarowich, Sky Hopinka and Adam Khalil. The question of how to find other Indigenous filmmakers who are making work that is experimental and exciting was where we began. How to support and share their films is where we’re at now. The… More »

 

Dark and Twisted Fantasies

GUO4 (2019) by Peter Strickland Dark and Twisted Fantasies presented in association with Frameline45 tickets and screening info at www.frameline.org/festival/film-guide/dark-twisted-fantasies-x8020 This digital screening is available to view anytime June 17–27, 2021 Frameline45 suggests watching it at 10pm PDT on Thursday, June 24 A twink Beauty and a kink Beast, Joan Collins, post-gender aliens, naked wrestling,… More »

 

Cousins and Kin, program 3: Honey Moccasin

Honey Moccasin (1998) by Shelley Niro   Cousins and Kin The Cousin Collective was formed in 2018 by Adam Piron, Alex Lazarowich, Sky Hopinka and Adam Khalil. The question of how to find other Indigenous filmmakers who are making work that is experimental and exciting was where we began. How to support and share their… More »

 

Proximities: Four Films by Cauleen Smith

Lessons in Semaphore (2016) by Cauleen Smith Proximities Four Films by Cauleen Smith April 29–May 23, 2021 presented in association with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art program curated by Steve Polta and Tanya Zimbardo This online program of four short films by Cauleen Smith, created 2015–2017, is presented in association with the San Francisco… More »

 

Cousins and Kin, program 2: what was always yours and never lost

Creature Dada (2016) by Caroline Monnet Cousins and Kin The Cousin Collective was formed in 2018 by Adam Piron, Alex Lazarowich, Sky Hopinka and Adam Khalil. The question of how to find other Indigenous filmmakers who are making work that is experimental and exciting was where we began. How to support and share their films… More »

 

Cousins and Kin, program 1: Cycle 0

A Song Often Played on the Radio (2019) by Raven Chacon & Cristóbal Martínez Cousins and Kin Live curator’s talk on Opening Night: March 16Please register in advance for the Zoom webinar atsfsu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-Af8Pp10Ql-Kk5xOmELljw The Cousin Collective was formed in 2018 by Adam Piron, Alex Lazarowich, Sky Hopinka and Adam Khalil. The question of how to… More »

 

Program One: Edward Owens

Assembly of Images: On Histories of Race and RepresentationProgram One: Edward Owensview this program February 8–28, 2021 atwww.sfmoma.org/program-one-edward-owens/ Assembly of Images: On Histories of Race and Representation is a three-month series featuring films by that explore and provide counterpoint to the history of race and the representation of African Americans in cinema and photographic traditions.… More »

 

Program Two: Christopher Harris and Crystal Z Campbell

Assembly of Images: On Histories of Race and RepresentationProgram Two: Christopher Harris and Crystal Z Campbellview this program March 5–March 31, 2021 at www.sfmoma.org/program-two-christopher-harris-and-crystal-z-campbell/ Assembly of Images: On Histories of Race and Representation is a three-month series featuring films by that explore and provide counterpoint to the history of race and the representation of African… More »

 

Program Three: Garrett Bradley

Assembly of Images: On Histories of Race and RepresentationProgram Three: Garrett BradleySCREENING CANCELEDDue to the recent delay in the official release date of Garrett Bradley’s America,we are unable to present this title at this time. additional info:www.sfmoma.org/program-three-garrett-bradley Assembly of Images: On Histories of Race and Representation is a three-month series featuring films by that explore… More »

 

Always Moving: African American Portraiture in Film

Remembrance: A Portrait Study (1967) by Edward Owens   Always Moving: African American Portraiture in FilmCurated by Gina Basso and Steve PoltaProgram online March 5–31, 2021Special livestream on Saturday, April 24, 2021 (details to come)presented in association with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Always Moving: African American Portraiture in Film presents eight historical… More »

 

covalences: works from black hole collective film lab

covalences: works from black hole collective film lab Program online December 10, 2020–January 10, 2021 Since at least the 1940s, the San Francisco Bay Area has been one of the world’s epicenters of personally expressive filmmaking and community-focused non-mainstream film culture. At the close of a tumultuous and even traumatic year, Cinematheque culminates its 2020… More »

 

traveling thru with eyes closed tight

traveling thru with eyes closed tight Curated by Alix Blevins Program online November 19, 2020–January 10, 2021 Since at least the 1940s, the San Francisco Bay Area has been one of the world’s epicenters of personally expressive filmmaking and community-focused non-mainstream film culture. At the close of a tumultuous and even traumatic year, Cinematheque culminates… More »

 

Memories of Earth

MEMORIES OF EARTH: (A)WAKE IN A HOUSE OF WORLDS Curated by Oona MosnaOnline October 5–November 5, 2020 Co-presented with the Walker Art Center The film and digital artworks in this program span the course of more than ninety years. Selected in November 2019 from the Walker Art Center’s Ruben/Bentson Moving Image Collection (Minneapolis) to coincide… More »

 

CROSSROADS 2020 Program 1

All My Life (1966) by Bruce Baillie CROSSROADS 2020 — program 1Ever Westward: Remembering Bruce Baillieprogram community partner: Canyon Cinema Foundation On April 10, 2020, the world lost Bruce Baillie (b. 1931), the beatific filmmaker who, in 1961—with a simple outdoor film screening in the East Bay community of Canyon CA—birthed both San Francisco Cinematheque… More »

 

CROSSROADS 2020 Program 2

It Matters What (2019) by Francisca Duran CROSSROADS 2020 – program 2 I am bloodless / I am the cosmos program online August 23–September 30program community partner: Shapeshifters Cinema Climate change and with evolution: mythologies of reckoning. Decentered visions presented in consideration of our Anthropocene era of engagement and extinction. Views of landscape simultaneously toxic… More »

 

CROSSROADS 2020 Program 3

Starry Starry (2017) by Imyoung Zoo CROSSROADS 2020 — program 3take this as some kind of signal program online August 24–September 30program community partner: McEvoy Foundation for the Arts Scintillating organic elegies, vegetable narrations and the dystopic dreams of seeds give way to fearful symmetries and speculations on the purgatorial subjectivities of our cybernetic cohabitants.… More »

 

CROSSROADS 2020 Program 4

Luminous Variations in the City Skies (2019) by Giuseppe Spina CROSSROADS 2020 – program 4 all those things you used to feel program online August 25–September 30 Program opens with a series of quietly lyrical and observational works: reveries of landscape, the celestial heavens and the body; mediumistic studies of corporeal time and of eternity.… More »

 

CROSSROADS 2020 Program 5

Hel City (2019) by Gregorio Méndez CROSSROADS 2020 – program 5 the rocks crumble program online August 26–September 30program community partner: Prelinger Library We sit facing the past. Time devours us. No archive can restore you. Opening with a world-weary travelogue collaged from a vast international collection of home movies, the works in this program… More »

 

CROSSROADS 2020 Program 6

Let’s Take a Walk (2018) by Moira Lacowicz CROSSROADS 2020 — program 6theories of obliscence / erasing the grid program online August 27–September 30program community partner: Artists’ Television Access Erasing the grid, a frame hangs in the air. Meditations on worlds past and worlds soon to be past, on the world outside the world. Films… More »

 

CROSSROADS 2020 Program 7

Universal Leader (2020) by Orit Ben-Shitrit CROSSROADS 2020 — program 7what do you get when you fall in love? program online August 28–September 30program community partner: Canyon Cinema Foundation Give us your songs. Give us your smells. We’ll give you everything. Once upon a time there was life. Opening with the late great Luther Price’s… More »

 

CROSSROADS 2020 Program 8

  //\///\////\ (2019) by Phillip Andrew Lewis & Michael Robinson CROSSROADS 2020 – program 8unknown subjects program online August 29–September 30 Echoing CROSSROADS 2020 program 2, this program opens with contemplations of vacated “non-places”—liminal sites of failed ambition and ruin—and contrasting landscapes, from desert to arctic. Scenes of uprootedness and displacement give way to considerations… More »

 

CROSSROADS 2020 Program 9

Girl is Presence (2020) by Lynne Sachs & Anne Lesley Selcer CROSSROADS 2020 — program 9as long as there is breath program online August 30–September 30program community partners: Small Press Traffic and GAZE CROSSROADS 2020 closes with a series of introspective meditations on shelter, safety, community and family (chosen and otherwise). In contrast, as free… More »

 

I Hate the Internet: Techno-Dystopian Malaise and Visions of Rebellion

program online April 9–May 16, 2020 presented in partnership with Video Data Bank and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts      Pictured: Instructions for Robots (2019) by Mike Hoolboom This online program was originally intended to be presented at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 12, 2020. Due to concerns around COVID-19… More »

 

certainty is becoming our nemesis

program online March 27–August 4, 2020 presented in partnership with McEvoy Foundation for the Arts Pictured: Jean Luc Nancy (2018) by Antoinette Zwirchmayr certainty is becoming our nemesis is guest curated by Steve Polta of San Francisco Cinematheque. The program is produced and was commissioned by McEvoy Foundation for the Arts in conjunction with Orlando,… More »

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