Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
2155 Center Street, Berkeley
$12.00 General Admission / $7.00 BAMPFA members
Read the full press release for this event here.
Introduction by Jeffrey Skoller. Lynn Marie Kirby and Sandra Davis in person.
Jeffrey Skoller has been distributing his 16mm films through Canyon since 1983. When he served on the board of directors from 1992 to 1994, the biggest issue the board confronted was whether or not to open Canyon to video distribution, something the membership was very divided about. (They eventually did.) He has selected five films, dating from 1978 to 1992, that highlight different strategies women filmmakers used to look at concerns ranging from romantic love to political policy, work, and being an artist.
Romance and Rage
All works are presented in 16mm unless otherwise indicated.
Recital by Stephanie Beroes (1978, 20 min, color)
Sincerely by Lynn Marie Kirby (1980, 14 min, B&W / color)
Maternal Filigree by Sandra Davis (1980, 18 min, B&W / color)
Fake Fruit Factory by Chick Strand (1986, 22 min, color)
Chronicles of a Lying Spirit (by Kelly Gabron) by Cauleen Smith (1992, 13 min, color)
This is the third screening in a fall series celebrating Canyon Cinema 50 decade by decade, presented in conjunction with the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive. For a complete list of the events planned, click here.
Canyon Cinema is thankful for the long term support of the George Lucas Family Foundation. Dedicated project funding for Canyon Cinema 50 has been generously provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Owsley Brown III Foundation, Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation and The Fleishhacker Foundation.