Alternative Visions

9/1/10 to 10/27/10

Brand-new experimental works complement classics by Oskar Fischinger, Fernand Léger, Joseph Cornell, Lois Weber, Luis Buñuel, and more.

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  • Un Chant d’amour, September 22

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Past Films

  • Photographic Memory: Bay Area Student Experimental Film Festival 2010

    • Wednesday, October 27 7:30 PM

    Artists in person. Mortality, memory, and formal experimentations provide the framework for this program of new experimental works by Bay Area film students. (55 mins)

  • L'Age d'or

    • Wednesday, September 22 7:30 PM

    Luis Buñuel (France, 1930). Buñuel's Surrealist classic, cowritten by Salvador Dali, represents a golden age of revolutionary cinema, a cinema of humor, eros, and outrage. With Jean Genet's short Un Chant d'amour. (83 mins)

  • Unseen Cinema: The Amateur as Auteur Introduced by Bruce Posner

    • Wednesday, September 15 7:30 PM

    The second half of the revelatory program on the prewar avant-garde, spotlighting the films of surrealist Joseph Cornell and others. (c. 102 mins)

  • Unseen Cinema: Revolutions in Technique and Form

    • Wednesday, September 8 7:30 PM

    An eye-opening glimpse into the prewar avant-garde, with works by Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Paul Strand, Lois Weber, and more. “There's no more false idea in film than the notion that everything has been seen and discovered; (this program) deliciously, deliriously puts a stop to that falsehood.”-Robert Koehler (70 mins)

  • Optical Poetry: Oskar Fischinger Classics

    • Wednesday, September 1 7:30 PM

    Seminal animation works by German-born filmmaker Oskar Fischinger, “one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century” (William Moritz) , whose work was an influence on Walt Disney, John Cage, and others. “Exquisite visual music, geometric patterns and shapes choreographed tightly to classical music and jazz.”-New York Times