Film Screening

Thursday, June 24, 2010
California Highs, California Lows Program 4

Part of California Highs, California Lows

California Highs, California Lows Program 4

Date + Time

Thursday, June 24, 2010
7:00 p.m.


Phyllis Wattis Theater


Bucky (episodes 5 and 6), Paul Clipson and Adam Heavenrich, 1996-98, 2 min. each, 8mm
The Cool School, Morgan Neville, 2008, 86 min., digital video

The Cool School traces the emergence of Los Angeles' artistic avant-garde during the mid-20th century. Artists such as Ed Ruscha, John Baldessari, and Frank Gehry were inspired by their surroundings in downtown L.A. At the epicenter of the scene were Walter Hopps and Irving Blum, whose Ferus Gallery became the hub for the group of artists. Mirroring the development of the now-renowned mid-century Los Angeles aesthetic, the documentary's predominantly black-and-white filming gives way to color toward the end and produces a picture that is bright, innovative, and vibrantly modern. Preceded by two episodes of Bucky.

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). Tickets are available at the museum (with no surcharge) or online.

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Image: Paul Clipson and Adam Heavenrich, BUCKY (#4), 1997