• Jordan Belson, Allures. Courtesy Center for Visual Music

schedule

Theater 2 Hippie Modernism Shorts

Screenings in Theater Two

Program 1: Maze and Muse
Wed, Thu, Fri 12 & 5:30
Sat, Sun 3:30 & 5:30
47 mins

The TV documentary The Maze (Dick Williams, 1967) is a tour of San Francisco’s evolving hippie counterculture. With The Psychedelic Experience (Allen Willis, Jean Millay, 1965), a cinematic approximation of a chemically induced experience of transcendence.

Program 2: Alluring Light
Wed, Thu 12:50
Fri 12:50 & 7:00
Sat 4:30 & 7:30
Sun 4:30

41 mins

Jordan Belson’s Allures (1961) and Elias Romero’s Stepping Stones (1968–69) demonstrate the appeal of Bay Area animation and experimentation with projected light.

Program 3: John Whitney
Wed, Thu 1:30 & 6:20
Fri 1:30, 6:20, 8:15
Sat, Sun 3:00 & 6:25
26 mins

Three beautiful animations by pioneering filmmaker, inventor, and composer John Whitney: Permutations (1968), Matrix III (1972), and Arabesque (1975).

Program 4: Breakaways
Wed, Thurs 5:00
Fri 5:00 & 7:45
Sat 7:00
25 mins

Performers transcend the limits of their bodies in BREAKAWAY (1966), Bruce Conner’s brilliant record of Toni Basil dancing to her own song, and an excerpt from Pickup’s Tricks (Gregory Pickup, 1973), a documentary about the Cockettes.