Spotlight on Alee Peoples @ The Roxie, May 6 & 7, 2023

Posted May 4th, 2023 in Co-Presentations, Events and Screenings, News / Events

Spotlight on Alee Peoples
Co-presented by Film on Film FoundationCanyon Cinema, and SF Cinematheque
Saturday, May 6 @ 4pm & Sunday, May 7 @ 1pm
The Roxie Theater, San Francisco

Program info & tickets:

“We welcome Peoples up from Los Angeles to present her complete body of 16mm films along with selections from the Canyon Cinema collection. Alee’s films are brim-ful of bold gestures, pointedly orchestrating performances and camera movements, views and edits, sound and image. What are her films about–planes, balloons, friends, traffic, pop music, the signs and billboards of LA? Sure, these are among the recurring environmental and cultural threads from which she weaves her cinematic scherzi. Most importantly, she is always playing, and she takes it seriously.” (Roxie Theater)

Screening Line-up:

Them Oracles (Alee Peoples, 2012, 7 min, 16mm)

3 peonies (Stephanie Barber, 2017, 3 min, 16mm)

Non-Stop Beautiful Ladies (Alee Peoples, 2015, 9 min, 16mm)

Spotlight On A Brick Wall (Alee Peoples and Mike Stoltz, 2016, 8 min, 16mm)

Untitled (double 8mm) (Alee Peoples, 2014, 4 min, 16mm)

If You Can’t See My Mirrors, I Can’t See You (Alee Peoples, 2016, 12 min, 16mm)

Mutiny (Abigail Child, 1983, 11 min, 16mm)

Decoy (Alee Peoples, 2018, 11 min, 16mm)

Standing Forward Full (Alee Peoples, 2020, 6 min, 16mm)

Q&A follows.

About Alee Peoples:

Alee Peoples maintains a varied artistic practice that involves screen-printing, sewing, sculpture, and film. Currently living in Los Angeles, she has taught youth classes at Echo Park Film Center and shown her sculpture and film work at GAIT, 4th Wall, and elephant. Peoples has shown her films at numerous festivals including Edinburgh, Images (Toronto), and New York Film Festival, and at museums and spaces including SFMoMA, Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Pompidou Center, Dirt Palace (Providence), and The Nightingale (Chicago). Started in 2022, Arroyo Seco Cine Club is a thematically programmed film series she co-curates with Mike Stoltz. She is inspired by pedestrian histories, pop song lyrics, and invested in the hand-made.