Pat O’Neill, Sleeping Dogs (Never Lie), 1978 (still); courtesy the artist; Philip Martin Gallery, Los Angeles; Mitchell-Innes and Nash, New York; and Monitor Gallery, Rome; © Lookout Mountain Studios
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Collective Vision: The Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis

Saturday, June 22, 2019

2 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Free with RSVP

Filmmakers Amy Halpern and Pat O’Neill in person

An “oasis in a film desert,” the artist-run Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis (1976–81) was a screening collective that fostered the presentation of experimental cinema in a city dominated by the film industry. This program centers on a selection of 16mm films — rarely shown in the Bay Area — by founding members, including Morgan Fisher, Roberta Friedman, Amy Halpern, Pat O’Neill, Susan Rosenfeld, Grahame Weinbren, David Wilson, and Diana Wilson. Presented in conjunction with Pat O’Neill: Three Answers on view on Floor 7.

Introduced by Tanya Zimbardo, assistant curator of media arts at SFMOMA

Films include:

Amy Halpern, Invocation, 1982 and Filament (The Hands), 1972–75**

Morgan Fisher, Projection Instructions, 1976*

David Wilson, Stasis, 1976*

Diana Wilson, Four Corners, 1978*

Susan Rosenfeld, Picture Without Sound, 1976*

Roberta Friedman and Grahame Weinbren, Bertha’s Children, 1976*

Pat O’Neill, Sleeping Dogs (Never Lie), 1978**


*Prints courtesy Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Film Archive. Preserved by the Academy Film Archive.

**Prints courtesy Canyon Cinema Foundation