7/21/17 // Side/Walk/Shuttle and Other Works by Ernie Gehr

Friday, July 21st, 2017
6:00pm
Little Roxie Theater
3117 16th Street, San Francisco
$11.00 General Admission
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Ernie Gehr in person.

“…illusion pops up in the most rational of spaces. Buildings seem less to move past than to sprout and expand like miraculous stop motion mushrooms.” – Tom Gunning

When making a film, Ernie Gehr takes into consideration multiple facets of cinema’s form, including recording and projection apparatuses, film materiality, frame and spatial perception, as well as moving image history and personal expression. Through this process of reflection, the works are built up with many layers of meaning – yet as intricate as these films are, they remain directly accessible to the viewer who focuses their attention to the screen with childlike wonder and delight. The resulting works will often present us with specifically unique attributes of cinema, moving images appearing unlike anything we’ve seen before.

SIDE/WALK/SHUTTLE and other works by Ernie Gehr

All films are presented in 16mm.

Shift (1972-1974, 9min, color)
Mirage (1981, 10min, color)
Rear Window (1986/1991, 10min, color)
Side/Walk/Shuttle (1991, 40min, color)

Canyon Cinema has partnered with The Exploratorium and Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive to bring Ernie Gehr to San Francisco to present works for the first time since 2010. This Little Roxie screening is the only program of the three featuring Gehr’s 16mm work. For information on the July 19th BAMPFA screening, click here. For information on the July 20th Exploratorium screening, 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.