San Francisco Cinematheque Screening

Thursday, April 05, 2012
Texts of Light: A Mid-career Retrospective of 14 Films by David Gatten Texts of Light: A Mid-career Retrospective of 14 Films by David Gatten

Date + Time

Thursday, April 05, 2012
7:00 p.m.

Location

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Overview

Four Films Toward Part V of Secret History of the Dividing Line, A True Account in Nine Parts

For 15 years David Gatten has explored the intersection of the printed word and the moving image. His work illuminates an array of historical, conceptual, and material concerns while cataloging the variety of ways in which texts function in cinema as both language and image. Using traditional research methods (reading old books) and nontraditional film processes (boiling old books) the films trace the contours of private lives and public histories.

Participants

David Gatten, filmmaker

Admission + Ticketing

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

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This series is organized by the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University.

Image: David Gatten, The Enjoyment of Reading (Lost and Found), 2001; courtesy of San Francisco Cinematheque; © David Gatten