The Eyes: San Francisco Beat Film 1958-67

Related Exhibition Jay DeFeo

Thursday, January 31, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Presented in reference to the exhibition Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective, the films in this program emanate from and embody San Francisco's Beat milieu, depicting contemporaries of the celebrated painter and the midcentury cityscape while embodying the era's rich sense of artistic ferment and invigorated life. In addition to THE WHITE ROSE, Bruce Conner's 1967 portrait of DeFeo and her celebrated painting, the program includes Christopher Maclaine's Beat (1958), Lawrence Jordan's Triptych in Four Parts (1958), Wallace Berman's Aleph (1958), and the extremely rare 1961 film The Brink, ruth weiss's intensely dark love myth based on her own epic poem. (Steve Polta)

Image: Bruce Conner, THE WHITE ROSE (still), 1967; image courtesy of the The Conner Family Trust, © The Conner Family Trust