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7/25/2019 // For a Winter: Remembering Jonathan Schwartz

Posted July 23rd, 2019 in Events and Screenings, News / Events

For a Winter: Remembering Jonathan Schwartz
Thursday, July 25th, 2019 – 7:30pm
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
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Tickets – $10.00 General Admission ($6.00 Cinematheque members)

Presented in association with San Francisco Cinematheque.

In his short life, filmmaker Jonathan Schwartz (1973-2018) created a striking body of 16mm and digital video works of deep lyrical sensitivity and a wisdom beyond his years, works which embody exploration and introspection, which caress and patiently observe the world, and which masterfully fuse color, light, gesture and sound into rich and concise, if always expanding, form. Blending travelogue, personal reverie, familial portraiture and literary allusion, Schwartz’ subtle and open-ended films sing with observational grace while presenting intimate, at times troubled, portraits of friends and family in the context of an infinitely complex and conflicted global community. And with an uncanny kindness and a brooding sense of mortality, Schwartz’ films contemplate love, aging, intimacy, generation, loss and hope. (Steve Polta)

[The films of Jonathan Schwartz] both lacerate and console as we confront his unique cinematic expression of sorrow, disquiet and exultation. (Irina Leimbacher, Punto de Vista Festival: Pamplona. 2019).

This memorial screening presents a 64 minute selection of the artist’s substantial body of work, focusing on films dealing with personal and family life, on youth, aging and mortality; with a small selection of travelogue and animation works.

For Them Ending (2005)
For a Winter (2007)
In a Year with 13 Deaths (2008)
Happy Birthday (2010)
Between Gold (2011)
A Preface to Red (2011)
Animals Moving to the Sound of Drums (2013)
A Set of Miniatures (2014)
Winter Beyond Winter (2016)