Founded by filmmaker Bruce Baillie in 1961, San Francisco Cinematheque is the Bay Area’s premier venue for avant-garde/experimental, underground and personally expressive film, video and media performance, inspiring aesthetic dialog among artists, stimulating critical discourse, and encouraging appreciation of artist-made cinema across the broader cultural landscape. CROSSROADS , now in its TENTH YEAR , is Cinematheque’s annual film festival, curated by Artistic Director Steve Polta . CROSSROADS 10 is presented June 7–9 at SFMOMA.
Friday, June 7, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, June 9, 2019 (All day)
This weekend spotlight on film pioneer Pat O’Neill explores the Los Angeles artist’s recent moving image work and dynamic use of various animation techniques. Playing continuously in the Gina and Stuart Peterson White Box, this program includes a three-channel version of Trouble in the Image (1996/2015). Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Pat O’Neill: Three Answers on Floor 7.
Thursday, June 6, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, June 9, 2019 (All day)
A pioneer of experimental cinema, the Los Angeles artist Pat O’Neill developed innovative techniques for radically altering imagery in the predigital era. His highly inventive 16mm films from the 1960s and 1970s explore dense layering and movement within a still frame. In recent years, O’Neill has reworked several of his early films into multiple projections.
Saturday, April 20, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, August 4, 2019 (All day)
CROSSROADS 2017 is the eighth manifestation of our annual film festival to be held May 19–21, 2017 at theSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art. CROSSROADS 2017 will showcase 60–70 new film/video works by emerging and established filmmakers, including performance and works of “live cinema.”
Friday, May 19, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, May 21, 2017 (All day)
Canyon Cinema has joined together with SFFILM to welcome renowned Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin to the Bay Area. As a part of the 60th San Francisco International Film Festival, Maddin will present a program of rarely seen works from Canyon’s collection of over 3,200 artist-made films.