Whether depicting a partially remembered dream or collecting elements of a story, Lamia Joreige's Replay (Bis), like all of the films in tonight's program, is concerned with the act of recalling the past — a heavy burden given Lebanon's history. Akram Zaatari's split-screen In This House and Joreige's poetic essay Nights and Days deal with war, while Jalal Toufic's Saving Face presents "found" collages of fragmented election posters. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Six Lines of Flight: Shifting Geographies in Contemporary Art, curated by Apsara DiQuinzio, on view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art from September 15 to December 31, 2012. More info: www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/visit
Nights and Days: A Decade of Lebanese Short Films
Related Exhibition Six Lines of Flight
Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Pacific Film Archive
Lamia Joreige, artist
Apsara DiQuinzio, incoming curator of modern and contemporary art, BAM/PFA, and Phyllis C. Wattis MATRIX Curator
Replay (Bis), Lamia Joreige, Lebanon, 2002, 9 min.
Saving Face, Jalal Toufic, Lebanon, 2003, 8 min.
Tomorrow Everything Will Be Alright, Akram Zaatari, Lebanon, 2010, 7 min.
In This House, Akram Zaatari, Lebanon, 2005, 30 min.
Nights and Days, Lamia Joreige, Lebanon, 2007, 17 min.
Total running time: 71 min.
Pacific Film Archive's Alternative Visions is made possible in part by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation and the continued support of the BAM/PFA Trustees.
Image: Lamia Joreige, Replay (Bis) (still), 2002; courtesy Pacific Film Archive