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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: (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 »