Charlotte Pryce, Pwdre Ser the rot of stars, 2019

Sunday Film Pass

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Program 7: 12:30 p.m.
Program 8: 2:45 p.m.
Program 9: 4:45 p.m.
Program 10: 7 p.m.

SFMOMA Members: Free with RSVP

SF Cinematheque Members + General: $25

Please note: Day passes must be redeemed in person for screenings + general admission tickets. Admission to the special exhibition Andy Warhol — From A to B and Back Again is not included with the festival day pass but can be purchased onsite.

Program 7: the end and the beginning were always there

Program 7 will feature artists Vasilios Papaioannu and Charlotte Pryce in attendance.

This program is dedicated to the memory of filmmakers Jonathan Schwartz (1973–2018) and Robert Todd (1963–2018).

“In memorials to departed friends, we see life in the light that we pass through unevenly, but beautifully. Lines of force, spanning generations; the garden seems unchanged. Speculative science and speculative magic. Where are you, systems of planets? Thank you for your presence in this life.”

― San Francisco Cinematheque


A Leaf is the Sea is a Theatre | Jonathan Schwartz | 2018

LightFall | Robert Todd | 2016

Light Licks: Pardes: Counting Flowers on the Wall | Saul Levine | 2018

Lines of Force | Dan Browne | 2018

Two | Vasilios Papaioannu | 2018

Gathering Moss | Erin Espelie | 2018

Pwdre Ser the rot of stars | Charlotte Pryce | 2019

Program 8: a friend becomes like a ghost

Erica Sheu, Transcript, 2018

Program 8 will feature artists Anna Kipervaser, Cherlyn Hsing-Hsin Liu, Rajee Samarasinghe, and Erica Sheu in attendance.

“These films reflect on origins and endings, lifespan, intergenerational dialog and communication with past and future selves. Patient enactments of transmutation. Tender animations of the inanimate. A blurred face, a distant memory, a circling back to a beginning. Inner states superimposed on the world and a universe filled with everyday stars. How long has it been since we have not seen each other?”

― San Francisco Cinematheque


Song X | Pathompon Mont Tesperateep | 2017

When It Is Still | Anna Kipervaser | 2018

everyday star | Rajee Samarasinghe | 2018

Transcript | Erica Sheu | 2018

After DeCarava | Paige Taul | 2018

How Old Are You? How Old Were You? | Cherlyn Hsing-Hsin Liu | 2017

Program 9: century plant in bloom

Program 9 will feature artists Zachary Epcar, Ross Meckfessel, Salma Shamel, Eric Stewart, and Syd Staiti in attendance.

“Far-reaching and speculative video essays on digital archives, the 2011 Egyptian revolution, and the visuality of contemporary surveillance cap a program on landscape, space, and time in our technological and political moment. Considering magnetic desert ufology, exploring the lovely and lonely landscapes of local BART parking lots, and contemplating the aesthetics of Croatian military camouflage, these films ponder the place of humans in our mediated twenty-first century. Night vision cameras, binoculars, heat detectors, and drones have their own ways of seeing the world. The landscape appears flat. The drone knows. There are 360 points in a circle.”

― San Francisco Cinematheque


POINTS | Syd Staiti | 2019

Life After Love | Zachary Epcar | 2018

The Air of the Earth in Your Lungs | Ross Meckfessel | 2018

Helios | Eric Stewart | 2018

Those That Tremble as If They Were Mad | Salma Shamel | 2018

Waypoint, Follow, Orbit, Focus, Track, Pan | eteam | 2017

Program 10: i’ve returned to see how strange it feels

Scott Stark, Love and the Epiphanists (Part 1), 2018

Program 10 will feature artists Ben Balcom, Lyndsay Bloom, and Scott Stark in attendance.

Love floats through Hollywood cinema like a flaming dirigible. ― Scott Stark

“The tenth edition of CROSSROADS culminates with Scott Stark’s Love and the Epiphanists a sprawling quasi-narrative sci-fi performance hybrid based on re-printed and re-purposed Hollywood film trailers. Throughout the program, explosions, eros, and (of course) apocalypse abound as history unreels and we fade to a marvelous view. Dig and search for the meaning of unexpected life.”

― San Francisco Cinematheque


Atomic Garden | Ana Vaz | 2018

Love Seat | Lyndsay Bloom | 2017

The Sequence of Years | Ben Balcom | 2018

Fountains of Paris | Stephen Broomer | 2018

Saturno | Colectivo Los ingrávidos | 2018

Love and the Epiphanists (Part 1) | by Scott Stark | 2018


Full program details here.

SFMOMA is proud to partner with San Francisco Cinematheque in the presentation of CROSSROADS 10.