October Screenings: Dominic Angerame @ The Roxie, Jeffrey Skoller @ BAMPFA, Illuminations: Jerome Hiler continues

Posted September 28th, 2023 in Announcements, Co-Presentations, Events and Screenings, News / Events

The Soul of Cinema: Films by Dominic Angerame
October 7, 2023, 1:30pm 
The Roxie Theater, San Francisco

Co-sponsored by Canyon Cinema

Dominic Angerame in person!

Program info & tickets: roxie.com/film/the-soul-of-cinema-films-by-dominic-angerame/

Coming soon to The Little Roxie: A screening of new, recent, and enduring films by the San Francisco cine-poet, documentarist, and former Canyon Cinema director Dominic Angerame. Since 1969, Angerame has made more than 35 films that have been shown and won awards in festivals around the world. As Silke Tudor attests, “To see the city through the eyes of Dominic Angerame is to see an organic beast of concrete that sifts and breathes in rich shades of black and white.” (SF Weekly

The program also features live sound by Kevin Barnard. 

Screening Line-up:

Continuum (1986, 17 min, 16mm)
The Soul of Things (2018, 14 min, 16mm)
Revelations (2018, 22 min, digital file)
Prometheus (2021, 4 min, digital file)
Flashbacks (2021, 5 min, digital file)
Have Another Espresso (2020, 3 min, digital file)
Khorosho (2022, 4 min, digital file)
Luminae (2022, 4 min, digital file)
War Zone (work-in-progress, 6 min, digital file)

Nicaragua Hear-Say/See-Here
October 25, 2023, 7pm
Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive

Co-sponsored by Canyon Cinema

Jeffrey Skoller in person!

Program info & tickets: bampfa.org/event/nicaragua-hear-saysee-here

“Celebrating Jeffrey Skoller’s many years cocurating Alternative Visions, we present his 1986 ‘image-sound tapestry’ of Nicaragua and his recent portrait of his neighbor, two films reflecting on US involvement in wars.” (BAMPFA)

At the time of its making, Skoller described Nicaragua Hear-Say/See-Here: “[The film] is a modest attempt to better understand a situation that my own country’s government and media have mystified and depersonalized by reducing the representations of Nicaragua to a war zone rather than a place where people live their lives. Using the process of making the film as a starting point for my own engagement with my subject, a world so different from my own, I begin with a question: As a North American, what is my relationship to Nicaragua?”

Screening Line-up:

The Unimagined Lives of Our Neighbors (2019, 27 min, digital file)
Nicaragua Hear-Say/See-Here (1986, 64 min, 16mm)

Illuminations: Jerome Hiler
Continues through October 28, 2023
Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive

Co-sponsored by Canyon Cinema

Jerome Hiler in person!

Program & ticket info: bampfa.org/program/illuminations-jerome-hiler

“For many years, Jerome Hiler only showed his films in intimate home screenings. He occasionally presented an illustrated talk, ‘Cinema Before 1300,’ exploring his fascination with medieval stained glass. After a presentation at the Harvard Film Archive in 2017, Haden Guest proposed creating a digital version of the slide lecture, which is screened here for the first time. Complementing it are two programs of Hiler’s layered, luminous experimental films, which have recently come into BAMPFA’s collection, as well as Music Makes a City, reflecting another of his passions. Hiler recounts: ‘I work in stained glass. Though, in recent years, I have put more of my efforts into filmmaking, I’ve found myself transferring physical techniques, such as painting and abrading, to my film work. But from my earliest film efforts over fifty years ago, I drew inspiration from the idea that my films were to be like stained glass glowing in a space of sacred darkness. I knew that both my film work and stained glass itself were based on a discontinuity given an illusory wholeness by the blessings of light. In our time, we have seen cinema rise and fall in a comparable period. Also, technological developments that have replaced film, to my eyes, have appreciably downgraded visual interest. I am still a filmmaker. I shoot film out of love for film. I am loyal to my loves. Not only to film, but to the light of the projector—and the soft, reflective light of the screen. This is hardly a match for the glorious starlight that flows through glass, but it echoes the reflected light of the moon, that first of all films and most beloved of all revivals.'” (BAMPFA)

Remaining Programs:
Sunday, Oct 1 – Three Experimental Films by Jerome Hiler: Program Two
Saturday, Oct 28 – Music Makes a City, Jerome Hiler and Owsley Brown in person!