THE MONTE RIO filmmaker offers an evening of beautiful, non-narrative black-and-white shorts. The five-minute film created by participants in the Camera-less Film workshop will also be screened. Friday, July 28.
THIS SCREENING draws together work by three female animators from around the United States. First up will be Karen Aqua’s fluid and impressionistic work, which draws on all sorts of iconographic traditions (including Native American and Egyptian) to offer such startling images as ancient petroglyphs writhing in agony under a radioactive rain. Also on offer: the quirky, personal, and introspective work of Oregon filmmaker Johanna Priestly, whose films have screened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The evening will also feature three films from Emily Hubley. Unlike other Film Cafe events, this evening will not feature an appearance by any of the featured filmmakers. Friday, Aug. 25.
William Z. Richard
MANY OF THIS San Francisco resident’s works are art films in the strictest sense–meditations on form and mood and movement rather than plot or character. Perhaps the most compelling of his films slated to screen at SMOVA is “Permit File,” a disturbing conglomeration of images taken from documents that support public identity, including newspapers, films, passports, and criminal records. Friday, Oct. 6.
The Film Cafe opens at 8 p.m. on all three nights, and films roll at sunset. Catered food and drink is available for purchase. The screenings take place in the courtyard of the Luther Burbank Center, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. Tickets are $12 for one evening and $30 for a season pass. For details, call 527-0297.
From the July 20-26, 2000 issue of the Sonoma County Independent.
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