Talk and Film Screening

Bruce Conner: Backwards and Forwards

Related Exhibition Bruce Conner, Part of Bruce Conner: I AM/I AM NOT

Saturday, October 29, 2016
2 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

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Bruce Conner, CROSSROADS, 1976 (still); collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund purchase, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, with the generous support of the New Art Trust; © Conner Family Trust, San Francisco

An exploration of process, progress, and technology, this afternoon focuses on Bruce Conner’s creative collaborations. Hear from two of Conner’s collaborators and view a selection of films.


2 p.m.

Patrick Gleeson reflects on working with Conner to score films, including TAKE THE 5:10 TO DREAMLAND (1976), TELEVISION ASSASSINATION (1963/1975), LUKE (1967/2004), and CROSSROADS (1976). The four films will be screened during the program.

4 p.m.

Henry S. Rosenthal discusses collaborating with Conner on the unfinished documentary THE SOUL STIRRERS: BY AND BY about the revolutionary gospel quartet, and presents a special screening.


Patrick Gleeson, musician, composer, and producer

Henry S. Rosenthal, producer