San Francisco Cinematheque Screening

Thursday, January 26, 2012
On Photography: Elisabeth Subrin's The Fancy On Photography: Elisabeth Subrin's The Fancy

Date + Time

Thursday, January 26, 2012
7:00 p.m.


Phyllis Wattis Theater


The Fancy, Elisabeth Subrin, 2000, 36 min., video

In conjunction with the exhibition Francesca Woodman, SF Cinematheque presents Subrin's oblique portrait of the late photographer. Based on explorations of places where the artist lived and worked and on reenactments and verbal descriptions of her photographs, the film never depicts Woodman or her work, keeping its ostensible subject at a tantalizing distance as a mysterious, ultimately unknowable presence haunting the present. Subrin's portrait will be screened with additional works exploring topics of photographic representation and gendered portraiture, including Photography Is Easy by Leslie Thornton and (If I Can Sing a Sing About) Ligatures by Abigail Child. (Steve Polta)

Admission + Ticketing

$10 general; $7 SFMOMA and SF Cinematheque members, students, and seniors.

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Image: Elisabeth Subrin, The Fancy (still), 2000; courtesy the artist