New Season and More News from San Francisco Cinematheque...

From: Steve Polta (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Oct 03 2008 - 13:11:53 PDT

New season begins in nine (9) days w/ films by Mark LaPore. Now read this...

News from San Francisco Cinematheque


San Francisco Cinematheque is excited to announce the line-up for our new October – December 2008 season. Below is information on the first program on the schedule Remembering Mark LaPore on Sunday, October 12, 7:30pm at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, as well as a listing in brief of our upcoming screenings. Please visit for complete calendar information. Also keep an eye out for the new printed calendar, out this week. If you would like to be added to our mailing list please send an email with your address to: (address suppressed)

coming soon

Sunday, October 12 at 7:30 pm, at YBCA

Remembering Mark LaPore

Mark LaPore (1952–2005) was an uncanny observer, a profound wanderer and explorer. His work in film applied a fascinated observational patience, akin to that of Lumière and Warhol, to deeply explore the tangled relationships between ethnography and individual subjectivity while elaborating a complex philosophy of visual ethics. In anticipation of a larger screening series commemorating his work and relationships, we present The Sleepers, A Depression in the Bay of Bengal, The Five Bad Elements and The Glass System, four films—variously based on encounters and experiences in Sudan, Sri Lanka, Calcutta and New York—which reveal uncanny similarities between cultures as well as profound, possibly irreconcilable differences.

SFC Announces New Executive Director

San Francisco Cinematheque is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Marlow as Executive Director. Jonathan is a cinematographer, composer, critic and curator whose commitment to unconventional cinema is reflected in his various professional and artistic endeavors. In addition to his relatively recent roles as Director of Content Development and Programming for VUDU and Vice President of Content for the San Francisco-based independent video distributor GreenCine, he is the founder Cabinetic, an organization dedicated to the exhibition and distribution of otherwise unavailable cinematic works. His non-profit experience includes work with the Seattle International Film Festival, the Northwest Film Forum and the defunct multi-disciplinary arts center Consolidated Works. Among other activities, he regularly writes for numerous print and online publications about the film industry and has served as an advisor for Microcinema International and other
 like-minded organizations dedicated to film distribution and/or preservation.

Also recently appointed is Cinematheque’s new Operations and Program Manager, Vanessa O’Neill. A filmmaker and artist, Vanessa brings to SFC her own experience with non-profit organizations, including the Boston Jewish Film Festival. She is a recent graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute’s MFA program in Filmmaking, where she was co-curator, along with Chris Kennedy, of the SFAI Film Salon. Both Jonathan and Vanessa are excited to join Artistic Director/Archivist Steve Polta as Cinematheque embarks on a new season of experimental film, video and new media exhibition.

Calendar at a Glance

SUN 10/12, 7:30 PM, YBCA

Remembering Mark LaPore

SUN, 10/19, 7:30 PM, YBCA

Leslie Thornton: Tuned Always to a Shifting Ground

Program One

TUES 10/21, 7:30 PM, YBCA

Leslie Thornton: Tuned Always to a Shifting Ground

Program Two

SUN 10/26, 7:30 PM, YBCA

Leslie Thornton: Tuned Always to a Shifting Ground

Program Three

SUN 11/2, 7:30 PM, YBCA

Johunna Grayson and Greta Snider’s Dimensional Bodies

THURS 11/6, 8 PM, ATA

46th Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour

Program One

FRI 11/7, 8 PM, ATA

46th Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour

Program Two

SUN 11/9, 7:30 PM, YBCA

Nice Biscotts and More: New Films by Luther Price

SUN 11/23, 7:30 PM, YBCA

Scott MacDonald on Canyon Cinema: The Spirit of Canyon

SUN 11/30, 7:30 PM, YBCA

Dark House

SUN 12/7, 7:30 PM, YBCA

Technology, Nature, and Other Matters

THURS 12/11, 8 PM, ATA

bran(…)pos + Wiggwaum: Sound vs. Image

SUN 12/14, 7:30 PM, YBCA

At Sea

Venues & Ticket Information:

YBCA: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street (at Third)

Tickets: $10 general/ $6 Members, Students, Seniors, Disabled

For advanced tickets at YBCA, call: 415.978.ARTS

ATA: Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia Street (at Twenty-first)

Tickets: $6


For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.