12/7/18 // Gestures in Response (CCA Cinema Rendezvous)

Posted November 27th, 2018 in Co-Presentations, Events and Screenings, News / Events

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CCA Cinema Rendezvous + Canyon Cinema Salon
Friday, December 7th, 2018 // 7:00 PM
16 Sherman Street
Facebook Event

Presented in association with the California College of the Arts Film Program.

free and open to the public

Our next Salon takes place on Friday, December 7 at 7:00 PM. Please join us as we welcome filmmaker and teacher Lynn Kirby and students from her MFA class “Cinema and the Moving Image,” who will be responding to films from the Canyon Cinema collection with their own work.

Program will include:

Light Years Expanding by Gunvor Nelson (1988, 25 minutes, color, sound)

Traversing stellar distances continues.

Gently Down the Stream by Su Friedrich (1981, 14 minutes, B&W, silent)

Constructed from fourteen dreams taken from my journals. The text is scratched directly onto the film, so that you hear your own voice as you read. The “framed” images accompanying the words are of women, water, animals and saints, which were chosen for their indirect but potent correspondence to the text.

“… her films (particularly the celebrated GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM) signalled an important change that was occurring within the evolution of experimental cinema … [I]t demonstrates her considerable technical talents and formal creativity.” – Bruce Jenkins, Millennium Film Journal

“The film portrays a dreamscape where society’s conflicts step on stage in muted, mysterious forms.” – Kathleen Hulser, In These Times

“What’s so striking is her use of film to create a language which corresponds materially to the semi-conscious state between dreaming and waking.” – Jo Comino, City Limits, London

Union by Paul Clipson (2010, 14 minutes, color, sound)

AND

the work of MFA students in Lynn Kirby’s Cinema and the Moving Image class

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