The Films of Robert Beavers

Thursday, October 08, 2009, 7:00 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

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.


Robert Beavers, filmmaker

Image: Robert Beavers, Early Monthly Segments (still), 1968-70 / 2002; Photo courtesy of the artist.

Copresented with San Francisco Cinematheque, in association with the Pacific Film Archive.