Thursday, July 20th, 2017
Kanbar Forum — Exploratorium
Pier 15, San Francisco
$15.00 General Admission / $10.00 Exploratorium Members
Making a rare trip to San Francisco, Ernie Gehr joins us to present a screening of new works—four moving image landscape considerations. An essential filmmaker of the avant-garde, Gehr has worked continuously for over 50 years, crafting hypnotic and perception-shifting studies of the familiar. Within his films, observational studies of cities and land take on magical qualities through which streets and buildings reveal unexpected phenomena.
Tonight, Gehr will present recent works and other surprises that are screening for the first time in San Francisco.
An Ernie Gehr Variety Show
All works are presented in the digital format.
Photographic Phantoms (2013, 27 min., color/b&w, sound)
Brooklyn Series (2014, 12 min., color, sound)
Mist I & II (2014, 10 min., color, silent)
Waterfront Follies (2008, 39 min., color, sound)
This program follows An Evening with Ernie Gehr at BAMPFA. More information can be found here. A third program, featuring Gehr’s 16mm work, will take place on Friday, July 21st at the Roxie Theater; for more information, click here.
Presented in conjunction with Exploratorium Cinema Arts, this event is part of a yearlong series of programming in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Canyon Cinema’s incorporation as a distributor of independent artist-made film.
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.