AMERICA IS WAITING (1981): November 5–20, 2016
TAKE THE 5:10 TO DREAMLAND (1977): December 3–18, 2016
VALSE TRISTE (1978): January 7–22, 2017
Films by Bruce Conner are currently on view in SFMOMA’s galleries as part of Bruce Conner: It’s All True, including works shown in their original celluloid format—16mm film—as well as two works that have recently been digitally restored. As an extension of the exhibition, which continues through January 22, 2017, we have created an additional screening venue here, featuring the three films selected for presentation below. These include AMERICA IS WAITING (1981), an example of Conner’s aesthetic of appropriation, and two works that are closer to what we might imagine to be “home movies” meditating on Conner’s upbringing in Kansas in the years before and after World War II: TAKE THE 5:10 TO DREAMLAND (1977) and VALSE TRISTE (1978).