Bay Area Lens: SECA Film Awards

Related Exhibition Fifty Years of Bay Area Art

Tuesday, January 03, 2012, 12:00 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Tanya Zimbardo introduces a program of films culled from the SECA Film as Art Awards, which ran from 1973 to 1998, and discusses the role of the awards in relation to the museum's longer history of supporting Bay Area avant-garde film. Including Peter Hutton's New York, Near Sleep (for Saskia) (1972), Les Blank's Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (1980), and David Sherman's Tuning the Sleeping Machine (1996), the selection of experimental film shorts reflects a range of approaches to cinematic dreaming. Presented in conjunction with Fifty Years of Bay Area Art: The SECA Awards; total running time: 60 min.


Tanya Zimbardo, assistant curator of media arts, SFMOMA

Image: Les Blank, Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (production photograph), 1980; © Les Blank; photo: Nick Allen