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April 10–12: See New Works from Canyon Cinema Filmmakers at CROSSROADS 2015

Posted April 9th, 2015 in Announcements, Events and Screenings, News / Events

This weekend, San Francisco Cinematheque will open its annual CROSSROADS* film festival! This year’s lineup promises to be unmissable, with 9 programs ranging in theme from “forward reverse read write: conjectures about the animal” to “haunted house: a catalog of the small and ecstatic“, and much much more! Advance tickets can now be purchased for any or all programs — snatch some up now and skip the lines opening night! And don’t forget to check out the following screenings from Canyon Cinema filmmakers:

 Friday, April 10 at 7pm:

a Beginning a Middle and an End (2013; Bay Area premiere), by Jon Behrens

“Reconstituted found footage hand painted optically printed wonder, with a begging a middle and an end.”– Jon Behrens

Greetings to the Ancestors (2015, Bay Area premiere) by Ben Russell

“Set between Swaziland and South Africa, in a region still struggling with the divisions produced by an apartheid government, Greetings to the Ancestorsdocuments the dream lives of the territory’s inhabitants as the borders of consciousness dissolve and expand. Equal parts documentary, ethnography and dream cinema, herein is a world whose borders are constantly dematerializing.” — Video Data Bank

Friday, April 10 at 9:30pm:

Hypnosis Display (2014, Bay Area premiere) by Paul Clipson. Soundtrack performed live by Liz Harris (Grouper).

“HYPNOSIS DISPLAY envelops the viewer within an expansive, unique sound and image experience. Both artists use formats that emote sonically and visually unique moments—cassette tape and 16mm film—which combine to create an especially unique and resonant live environment. The dialogue between these sensitive and nostalgic materials evokes a dynamic tension between beauty and dissonance.” — Issue Project Room

Sunday, April 12 at 3:30pm:

Traces/Legacy (2015, world premiere) by Scott Stark

Sunday, April 12 at 6pm:

vis à vis (2013; Bay Area premiere) by Abigail Child

“Inspired by Vertov’s Lullaby from the 30s, as well as by Warhol’s 60s Screen Test portraits and Frampton’s Manual of Arms from the same period—vis à vis is a homage to these divergent pasts: ironic, composed of outtakes, portraits ultimately of friends and colleagues. Also a testament to 16mm black and white celluloid and differing sexualities, seductions and (d)alliances.” — Abigail Child

*Presented April 10–12 by San Francisco Cinematheque, curated by Steve Polta. All programs at the Victoria Theatre 2961 Sixteenth Street (at Mission) in San Francisco. Presented in association with Canyon Cinema Foundation, the Center for New MusicOddball Film + Video and SOMArts