Out of the Vault: Everything’s Ephemeral

January 14–February 16, 2023

Three programs of 16mm ephemeral films from the BAMPFA collection—one of place, one of poetry, and one of play—ask us to pause and listen for quiet rhythms, to look closer at what is in front of us, and to celebrate the moment.

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  • Larry Klingman: Baby Rabbit

  • Dorothy Wiley: Cabbage

  • Margaret Tait: The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo

  • Robert Primes: Jump Rope

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Past Films

  • Play is the work of life

    • Thursday, February 16 7 PM

    Out of the vault and into your heart, we present 16mm projections around the theme of play, featuring junk sculpture, synth jam, ice cream knee, sour face, unsteady cake, sprocket damage, bunny ditty, tree swing, splice pop, and joy.

    Adrianne Finelli, Jon Shibata, Pamela Vadakan, and Antonella Bonfanti in Conversation

  • Your eyes dance hello

    • Sunday, February 5 4 PM

    Your eyes dance hello to films of poetry and the poetry of film. Meet beauty in the ghost, forgotten in the dark. These are lyrical lessons of time passing. Once upon a space and splice, almost imperceptible, fragments free fall. Hold them close.

    Adrianne Finelli, Jon Shibata, and Pamela Vadakan in Conversation

  • From the inside out

    • Saturday, January 14 4:30 PM

    This program explores the vast richness of inner and outer landscapes through home movies, educational films, and experimental animation.

    Adrianne Finelli, Jon Shibata, and Pamela Vadakan in Conversation