Minneapolis, January 2, 2012— The San Francisco Bay Area has for decades been home to utopian projects, edgy experiments, cross-disciplinary explorations, psychedelic extravaganzas, and found-footage epics. This edition of Expanding the Frame takes an in-depth look at the history of experimental film movements from the Bay Area in the touring series Radical Light—an exhaustive and thrilling exploration of work by artists who have influenced generations of media-makers. The series is presented on the Walker’s Target Free Thursday Nights. Free tickets are available at the Bazinet Garden Lobby desk one hour before each program.
Admission to all screenings and the performance is free.
EXPANDING THE FRAME
RADICAL LIGHT: ALTERNATIVE FILM AND VIDEO IN THE SAN
FRANCISCO BAY AREA, 1945–2000
Thursdays, February 2–23, 2012
January 2–February 28
Lecture Room Screenings
Video by the Bay
Thursday, February 2, 8 pm
PFA Preservation/New Prints
Introduced by curator Kathy Geritz, Pacific Film Archive
Among the rare shorts preserved by the Pacific Film Archive are works by Dion Vigne, Bruce Baillie, Miles Brothers, Jane Conger Belson Shimane, Robert Nelson, Mike Henderson, Leslie Thornton, Scott Stark, Chris Marker, and Alice Parker Severson. 1906–1982, 16mm and video, 80 minutes.
Thursday, February 2, 7 pm
Kerry Tribe: Critical Mass as Performance
In Critical Mass, multidisciplinary artist Tribe re-imagines as a performance Hollis Frampton’s explosive 1971 experimental film. Featuring Jasmine Woods and Reed Windle. Program length: 25 minutes.
Thursday, February 9, 7:30 pm
Original and singular visions are unveiled through acerbic, brash, and at times libidinous narratives. Featuring work by James Broughton, Curt McDowell, Max Almy, Anne McGuire, George Kuchar, Chip Lord, and Scott Stark. 1968–1999, 16mm, 95 minutes.
Thursday, February 16, 7:30 pm
Punk, Attitudinal: Film and Video, 1977 to 1987
Introduced by curator Steve Seid, Pacific Film Archive
Works by a legion of iconoclastic artists inspired by the Bay Area punk scene are showcased in this program, including the Avengers, the Mutants, the Dils, the Off’s, Barney Haynes, Day Hoyt, Scott Ryser, Ivar Smedstad, Rachel Webber, the Residents, and Target Video. 1977–1987, video, 85 minutes.
Thursday, February 23, 7:30 pm
Queer Film and Video
As San Francisco’s gay liberation movement took off, queer filmmakers embraced media to tell unique stories. Featuring work by Barbara Hammer, Jenni Olson, Jerry Tartaglia, Michael Wallin, Cecilia Dougherty, and Curt McDowell. 1971–1997, 16mm, 49 minutes.
The Expanding the Frame series is made possible by generous support from Elizabeth Redleaf.
Target Free Thursday Nights sponsored by Target