Radical Light: Alternative Film and Video in the San Francisco Bay Area


Thu, Feb 16th at 6:00pm
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Steve Anker in person!
Archival prints!

  1. Radical Light:
  2. Alternative Film and Video
  3. in the San Francisco Bay Area
  1. 1906-84, Various directors, USA, ca. 82 min.

Since the 1940s, San Francisco has been both a haven and inspiration for an extraordinary and influential constellation of moving image artists. Curated by Steve Anker, Kathy Geritz, and Steve Seid, "Radical Light" grows out of a decade-long research project into the history of experimental film and video in the Bay Area, culminating in a book and extended tour of screenings around the United States. Tonight’s program explores the places and faces, as well as the iconoclastic spirit of the region, and showcases a number of recent preservation projects. Featuring films by the Miles Brothers, Jane Belson Conger Shiman, Alice Anne Parker Severson, Dion Vigne, Bruce Bailie, Robert Nelson, Mike Henderson, Scott Stark, and Leslie Thornton. 16mm. (Kathy Geritz, Steve Anker)

Followed by a book signing for "Radical Light: Alternative Film and Video in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945–2000" (2011, University of California Press and the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive). This program is made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and the William H. Donner Foundation, with special thanks to Mona Nagai, PFA’s film collection curator. Additional "Radical Light" programs are being presented at Block Cinema (2/2) and Chicago Filmmakers (2/24).