Since its foundation in 1961, the San Francisco Cinematheque has become one of the most knowledgeable and respected showcases of experimental film and video in the world. Striving to make these works a part of the larger cultural landscape, we carry out three main areas of activity: exhibition, publications, and education.
We represent 75 different programs every year, including: inperson presentations contemporary experiments in film and video historical works from both the international and American cinema independent features and documentaries develop film and video presentations for other national and international showcases
The Cinematheque produces a wide range of film and video publications: Cinematograph an anthologystyle journal of writing and images Program Notes Booklets drawn from our exhibition series Monographs on individual artists CinemaScope a newsletter on the Cinematheque's activities and developments in the film and video field
To strengthen the understanding of the disciplines of film and video art, we offer: lectures and public forums residencies and retrospectives panel discussions archival services publications library advise visiting curators and critics on recent developments in the field