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  • Wednesday, November 2

    7 PM (68 mins)
    BAMPFA

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Dream Sphinx: Films of Roger Jacoby

  • Introduction

    Susan Chainey, Roger Jacoby’s sister, appears in Pearl and Puppet.

  • Introduction

    Janis Crystal Lipzin knew Jacoby well during the last ten years of his life; former chair of the San Francisco Art Institute film department, she is a Bay Area intermedia artist and filmmaker.

While Jacoby’s first film, Futurist Song, reveals his training as a painter, his love of opera and cinema permeates much of his diverse work, which traverses the intimate and theatrical, humorous and sensual. In his last film, How to Be a Homosexual Part II, completed two years before his death, Jacoby turns his camera on himself, ill from AIDS. Sarah Schulman observes, “Roger was a transitional figure in the history of gay experimental film, bridging from filmmakers who preceded gay liberation, like Anger, Broughton, Warhol, Kuchar, Markopoulos, and others, to younger makers . . . whose entire worldview was forged by gay liberation.”

Films in this Screening

Futurist Song

Roger Jacoby, United States, 1972

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  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 7 mins
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  • Canyon Cinema

Dream Sphinx Opera

Roger Jacoby, United States, 1974

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  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 8 mins
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  • Canyon Cinema

Aged in Wood

Roger Jacoby, United States, 1975

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  • B&W
  • 16mm
  • 12 mins
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  • Canyon Cinema

L’Amico Fried’s Glamorous Friends

Roger Jacoby, United States, 1976

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  • Color
  • 16mm
  • Silent
  • 12 mins
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  • Canyon Cinema

Pearl and Puppet

Roger Jacoby, United States, 1975

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  • B&W
  • 16mm
  • 14 mins
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  • Canyon Cinema

How to Be a Homosexual Part II

Roger Jacoby, United States, 1982

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  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 15 mins
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  • Canyon Cinema