Alternative Visions

11/3/10 to 11/17/10

This installment of Alternative Visions brings new experimental Spanish cinema to the Bay Area; screens films from the 1960s and 1970s that use text as image; and presents Jack Smith's 1963 Flaming Creatures, a campy fantasy of sexual confusion.

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  • El Mar, November 10

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Past Films

  • Surface Tension: Short films by Morgan Fisher, Hollis Frampton, Owen Land, and Robert Nelson

    • Wednesday, November 17 7:30 PM

    A showcase of avant-garde comedies and films that use text as image, sometimes as a component of a film and at other times as the only image. Includes Bleu Shut, Surface Tension, and more. (75 mins)

  • Recent Spanish Experimental Cinema: Inner Geography

    • Wednesday, November 10 7:30 PM

    Introduced and curated by Garbiñe Ortega. Laida Lertxundi in person.
    In these recent experimental films and videos from Spain, exterior landscapes describe emotional states while inner landscapes speak about the physical world. (66 mins)

  • Flaming Creatures

    • Wednesday, November 3 7:30 PM

    Jack Smith (U.S., 1963). This infamous camp fantasy of sexual confusion, transvestite orgies, and role-playing exhibitionism-one of the most banned films in American history-was an inspiration to John Waters, George Kuchar, and many more. With Paul Sharits's Razor Blades. (70 mins)