SFMOMA: Now Playing

Thursday, October 21, 2010
Beth Custer Ensemble

Part of SFMOMA: Now Playing

Beth Custer Ensemble

Date + Time

Thursday, October 21, 2010
6:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.

Location

Museumwide

Overview

7:00 p.m. Films by Alexander Hammid with music by Beth Custer Ensemble
9:00 p.m. My Grandmother with music by Beth Custer Ensemble

While the galleries await the installation of our fall exhibitions, roam the museum's open spaces recharged by artists. In the Phyllis Wattis Theater, San Francisco Cinematheque presents films by Alexander Hammid, a significant if underappreciated figure in 20th-century cinema who collaborated with Maya Deren on perhaps the avant-garde's most influential work, Meshes of the Afternoon. The Beth Custer Ensemble premieres new scores for some of Hammid's earliest films, then performs an original score to a long-banned Soviet silent film My Grandmother in the Haas Atrium. San Francisco's Muistardeaux Collective presents a site-specific work in the galleries, and Meatpaper magazine is back with food on the roof.

Admission + Ticketing

Free with museum admission. Please note that seating in the Phyllis Wattis Theater is limited and on a first come first serve basis.

Image: Beth Custer Ensemble; photo: Anne Hamersky