Exhibition Spotlight Screening

Thursday, April 08, 2010
Streets of San Francisco: Filmic Journeys Streets of San Francisco: Filmic Journeys

Date + Time

Thursday, April 08, 2010
7:00 p.m.


Phyllis Wattis Theater


Visions of a City, Lawrence Jordan, 1957/78, 8 min., 16mm
North Beach, Henry Hills, 1978, 12 min., 16mm
Motel L, Dean Snider, 1981, 2.5 min., 16mm
Secrets from the Street: No Disclosure, Martha Rosler, 1980, 12.2 min., DVD
Following an Orange, Felipe Dulzaides, 1999, 1.4 min., DVD
Woodward's Gardens, Katherin McInnis, 2007, 10 min., mini-DV
Untitled No. 4, Greg Sharits, ca. 1975, 9.5 min., R8mm

Total running time: 56 min.

Throughout the 75th anniversary exhibitions, artists take up San Francisco's cityscapes as subject and muse. This program of experimental films and videos from the late 1950s to the present offers evocative records of individual experiences of street life. These psychogeographic tours look at North Beach's Broadway strip and the window reflections of a beat poet protagonist. We examine the Mission's storefronts for evidence of larger neighborhood shifts, from gentrification in the 1980s to the current neighborhood use of the former site of a 19th-century amusement park.


Tanya Zimbardo, assistant curator of media arts, SFMOMA

Admission + Ticketing

$5 general; free for SFMOMA members or with museum admission (requires a free ticket, which can be picked up in the Haas Atrium).

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Image: Martha Rosler, Secrets From the Street: No Disclosure (still), 1980; Collection SFMOMA, Camille W. and William S. Broadbent Fund purchase; photo: courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York; © Martha Rosler