Luminaries: SECA Film Awards

Related Exhibition Fifty Years of Bay Area Art

Thursday, January 19, 2012, 7:00 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

In tribute to the Bay Area's role as an epicenter of experimental film, this program centers on constructing autobiography. The selection of films is drawn from SFMOMA's SECA Film As Art Awards program (1973-98), which recognized innovative and challenging new works by experimental filmmakers in Northern California. Presented in conjunction with Fifty Years of Bay Area Art: The SECA Awards.


Tanya Zimbardo, assistant curator of media arts, SFMOMA

Additional Info

VALSE TRISTE, Bruce Conner, 1978, 6 min., 16mm
Testament, James Broughton, 1974, 20 min., 16mm
Vital Signs, Barbara Hammer, 1991, 10 min., 16mm
Decodings, Michael Wallin, 1988, 15 min., 16mm
Frame Line, Gunvor Nelson, 1984, 22 min., 16mm
Total running time: 73 min.

Image: James Broughton, Testament (still), 1974; © Joel Singer for the Estate of James Broughton. Vital Signs screens courtesy of Barbara Hammer; VALSE TRISTE screens courtesy of the Conner Family Trust; all other prints screen courtesy of Canyon Cinema.