No longer the young upstart, CROSSROADS has established itself as one of North America’s major showcases for avant-garde and experimental film, video and multimedia work. ― Michael Sicinski, UZAK 27
Established in 2010, San Francisco Cinematheque’s annual CROSSROADS film festival celebrates contemporary non-commercial cinema and experimental media by artists from international art and film communities. Now in its tenth year, CROSSROADS is the leading local festival offering audiences inspiring and provocative experiences with experimental film and stimulating aesthetic dialogue between artists.
CROSSROADS 10 brings to the Bay Area ten curated programs of film, video, and performance featuring sixty-two avant-garde works by fifty-six artists representing seventeen countries (thirty artists anticipated in person). Major themes of this year’s festival include considerations of contemporary surveillance culture, visual expressions of philosophical inquiry and spirituality, nostalgia for sensuality and intimacy in an increasingly mediated world, and the impact of climate change and political contraction on physical, social, and emotional landscapes worldwide. In celebration of live encounter, CROSSROADS 10 includes live film/video, music, and dance performances by six contemporary artists, along with memorial screenings of works by artists Jonathan Schwartz, Carolee Schneemann, and Robert Todd.
SFMOMA is proud to partner with San Francisco Cinematheque in the presentation of CROSSROADS 10.
Header image: Dan Browne, Lines of Force, 2018 (still)