Film Screening

Thursday, October 08, 2009
The Films of Robert Beavers The Films of Robert Beavers

Date + Time

Thursday, October 08, 2009
7:00 p.m.

Location

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Overview

Beavers's films are exceptional for their visual beauty, aural texture, depth of emotional expression, and poetic sensibility. They occupy a distinct place in the history of avant-garde film, positioned at the intersection of structural and lyrical filmmaking traditions. Exuding a sense of joy for the medium, the films embody Renaissance ideals in their fascination with perception, psychology, literature, nature, architecture, music, and beauty. (Susan Oxtoby)

This program marks the first in the series My Hand Outstretched to the Winged Distance and Sightless Measure, a retrospective showing at SFMOMA, San Francisco Cinematheque, and the Pacific Film Archive.

Participants

Robert Beavers, filmmaker

Admission + Ticketing

$10 general admission. $7 SFMOMA, San Francisco Cinematheque, and BAM/PFA members; students; and seniors. Tickets are available at the Museum (with no surcharge) or online.

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Image: Robert Beavers, Early Monthly Segments (still), 1968-70 / 2002; Photo courtesy of the artist.

Copresented with San Francisco Cinematheque, in association with the Pacific Film Archive.