Beavers's films are exceptional for their visual beauty, aural texture, depth of emotional expression, and poetic sensibility. They occupy a distinct place in the history of avant-garde film, positioned at the intersection of structural and lyrical filmmaking traditions. Exuding a sense of joy for the medium, the films embody Renaissance ideals in their fascination with perception, psychology, literature, nature, architecture, music, and beauty. (Susan Oxtoby)
This program marks the first in the series My Hand Outstretched to the Winged Distance and Sightless Measure, a retrospective showing at SFMOMA, San Francisco Cinematheque, and the Pacific Film Archive.