Thursday, November 16th, 2017
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street, San Francisco
$10.00 General Admission / $7.00 Cinematheque members
Presented in association with San Francisco Cinematheque and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Part of SF Cinematheque’s fall series Center of Gravity: Gunvor Nelson & Dorothy Wiley.
Special guests TBA.
“As friends living in Marin County, Gunvor Nelson and Dorothy Wiley began making films together in the 1960s that foregrounded their personal experiences while examining issues of family, parenthood, partnership and domestic life in the In the context of artist filmmaking in Northern California. Featuring original soundtracks, their collaborative and solo films explore the poetics of everyday life, from portraits of motherhood to close studies of various bodies. Nelson, who is now based in Sweden, and Wiley were among the earliest members of the cooperative Canyon Cinema. An influential force, Gunvor Nelson taught at SFAI from 1970 to 1992.” -Tanya Zimbardo
Short Films 1967-1973 (Center of Gravity: Gunvor Nelson and Dorothy Wiley, program two)
All works to be presented in 16mm.
My Name is Oona by Gunvor Nelson (1969, 10 min, B&W)
Letters by Dorothy Wiley (1972, 11 min, color)
Miss Jesus Fries on the Grill by Dorothy Wiley (1973, 12 min, color)
Weeny Worm or the Fat Innkeeper by Dorothy Wiley (1972, 11 min, color)
Moon’s Pool by Gunvor Nelson (1973, 15 min, color)
Fog Pumas by Gunvor Nelson and Dorothy Wiley (1967, 25 min, B&W)
This is the second screening in the two-part series Center of Gravity: Gunvor Nelson & Dorothy Wiley. Their 70-minute collaborative film Five Artists: BillBobBillBillBob screened at the San Francisco Art Institute on Tuesday, October 17. Full details available 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.