Contemporary Views from the Bay Area

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On the occasion of Bay Area Now 9, Cinematheque returns for two special screenings at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in the month of October. Running October 6–31, CROSSROADS at 14 looks back on the first fourteen years of Cinematheque’s annual festival. San Francisco Cinematheque: Contemporary Views from the Bay Area, featuring work by ten Bay Area filmmakers created 2020–2023, screens October 21.

Since the 1940s, the San Francisco Bay Area has been widely recognized as a major node in international avant-garde/experimental filmmaking communities. Indeed, for over three quarters of a century, cross-generational networks of independent artists and curators have intermingled, cross-pollinated, collaborated and clashed while producing shocking, inspiring, transformative and ever-innovative works of cinema whose aesthetic impacts resonate across screens worldwide. As part of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts’ Bay Area Now 9, Cinematheque celebrates this legacy in this program of nine works by ten contemporary Bay Area film/video artists (and one east coast collaborator) completed 2020–2023. Intended as a cross-section of the Bay Area’s ever-vibrant multi-generational community, the works in this program present a compelling mix of contemplative landscape study, critiques of consumerism and media representation, poetic considerations of solitude and connection and an abiding love for the physical and chemical charms of the filmic medium itself. 

Admission: $9 General / $7 Cinematheque Members
Event tickets here


  • (sans)(image) (2023) by arc & Sophia Wang; 16mm, b&w, sound, 7 minutes
  • Light Signal (2022) by Emily Chao; 16mm screened as digital video, color, sound, 11 minutes
  • Caracole (for Mac) (2022) by Nathaniel Dorsky; 16mm, color, silent, 7 minutes
  • The Canyon (2020) by Zachary Epcar; digital video, color, sound, 15 minutes
  • Locus Suspectus (2020) by J.M. Mártinez; digital video, color, silent, 8 minutes
  • water, clock (2021) by Zack Parinella; 16mm, b&w, sound, 9 minutes
  • The Pendulum (2021) by Linda Scobie; 16mm, color, sound, 3 minutes
  • Girl is Presence (2020) by Lynne Sachs & Anne Lesley Selcer; digital video, color, sound, 4 minutes
  • Tropicollage (2021) by Astria Suparak; digital video, silent, color, 2 minutes


Yerba Buena Center for the Arts - San Francisco, Estados Unidos


Sábado, Octubre 21, 2023 - 15:00



Sábado, Octubre 21, 2023 - 15:00
  • 701 Mission Street
    94103   San Francisco
    Estados Unidos
    37° 47' 8.8728" N, 122° 24' 8.7264" W