SFAI x Canyon: Scott Stark

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The San Francisco Art Institute Film Department and Canyon Cinema Present a series of 50th Anniversary Screenings

Celebrating 50 Years of Filmmaking at SFAI

Filmmaker Scott Stark will show a selection of his Super-8mm and Regular 8mm films from the 1980s, screened here as newly-scanned high resolution digital versions that offer scale and detail not always seen in the celluloid originals. These early small-gauge works are experiments in the magical capabilities of the 8mm film camera, and are comprised of images and sounds derived from the commonplace: garish elements surgically extracted from the patina of popular culture. Sometimes shot in public spaces with a wry element of performance, the artifice of the films’ constructions is laid bare, the camera being a participant as much as an observer, making each film a record of its own process of production.

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Program features:

  • Texturale (1984, 7 minutes, S8 to digital)
  • Probability (1985, 6 minutes, S8 to digital)
  • Rescission (1980, 5 minutes, S8 to digital)
  • Language (1984, 6 minutes, S8 to digital)
  • Crazy (1987, 3 minutes, S8 to digital)
  • Tie Film (1985, 3 minutes, S8 to digital)
  • Detector (1987, 3 minutes, S8 to digital)
  • Splitting You Splitting Me Still (1988, 7 minutes, 8mm to digital)
  • Urban Archeology #1 (1982, 15 minutes, S8 to digital)
  • Low Resolution TV (1986, 5 minutes, S8 to digital)
  • I’ll Walk With God (1994, 8 minutes, 16mm)
  • Home Film (1984, 7 minutes, S8 to digital)

This screening is the second of four taking place at the SFAI Lecture Hall in March and April to celebrate the legacy of SFAI’s Film Department. Each screening will feature the work of artists who have studied or taught at the college, along with films they select from the Canyon Cinema catalog.

March 11 – Curt McDowell with Mark Ellinger
March 25 – Scott Stark
April 3 – Kerry Laitala
April 10 – Mike Henderson


San Francisco Art Institute - San Francisco, United States


Monday, March 25, 2019 - 19:30



Monday, March 25, 2019 - 19:30
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