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Posted October 15th, 2009 in Events and Screenings, News / Events

Curated by Dominic Angerame

October 23rd 2009 7:30PM

A Tribute to Chick Strand presented by the San Francisco Cinematheque and Canyon Cinema.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Sreet. San Francisco
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“Celebrated West Coast filmmaker Chick Strand (1931-2009) passed away this past summer, leaving behind a body of sensual and smart work significant for its exploration of the space between documentary and poetry, truth and fiction, and the politics and pleasure of representation. A key figure in the development of the American independent and avant-garde filmmaking movements, she helped co-found the seminal film exhibition and distribution collective Canyon Cinema in the mid-1960s.  She began her own filmmaking career at the age of 34, combining a background in photographic collage and academic training in anthropology into a series of poetic documentaries shot in Mexico while an ethnography student at UCLA. ‘Ethnographic films’ Strand once wrote, ‘should be works of art, symphonies about the fabric of a people.'” —Amy Beste

“This screening is a celebration of Chick Strands’ films. Most of the work being shown tonight is seldom seen in public exhibition. Although Chick Strand has a powerful and significant filmography, there is a severe lack of critical writings or review of her films. Chick was always encouraging to other filmmakers in the creation and promotion of her films, yet she was humble in the exhibition of her films. She inspired more than trhee generations of filmmakers through her dedicated teaching at Occidental College. The films being presented tonight are: By The Lake, Artificial Paradise, Coming Up For Air,  Loose Ends and Cartoon Le Mousse” —Dominic Angerame, Filmmaker and Exeuctive Director for Canyon Cinema