Artists' Television Access

ATA @ SFPL (Screening @ Noe Valley Public Library)

Saturday, June 13, 2015, 3:00 pm, Free

16mmATA @ SFPL is a 16mm film series that begins June 13 with our first program screening at the San Francisco Public Library’s Noe Valley Branch. ATA @ SFPL is a collaboration between Artists’ Television Access and the San Francisco Public Library…
Claire Bain,  Brian Darr, Mark Wilson, Dayv Jones, and ATA programming have spent wonderful hours looking through 16mm prints in the library’s archive…and turned up all sorts of interesting things.
Library (Gregory Burke & Robert Primes, 1970)
Find out what the San Francisco Public Library was like forty-five years ago with this entertaining portrait commissioned by the Friends of the Public Library. Both archetypal and surprising views of the “Old” Main Library (now the Asian Art Museum) and the branches.
Eugene Atget (Harold Becker, 1964)
Like a lost cousin to Chris Marker’s La Jetee, this beautiful black-and-white film showcases still photographs of a hundred-year-old Paris, set to the music of Eric Satie. It’s unexpected that such a serene film comes from a director who’d go on to make expensive productions with Hollywood stars like Al Pacino, Nicole Kidman and Bruce Willis.
Claymation: Three Dimensional Clay Animation (Will Vinton, 1978)
This lively promotional film demonstrates the delightful creativity and technological capability of Will Vinton’s Portland, Oregon animation studio, long before he made the California Raisins famous. Today the studio has morphed into Laika, the company responsible for box office hits like Coraline and The Boxtrolls.
Wash It (Elizabeth Sher, 1982)
Low-riders hop their way into a San Jose car wash shaped like a Mississippi riverboat, providing the perfect excuse for an ebullient study of motion, color, and music. An early short film (just five minutes long) by an established Bay Area documentary filmmaker and teacher.
Anatomy of a Mural (Rick Goldsmith, 1982)
San Francisco’s Mission Cultural Center has been a neighborhood mainstay for nearly forty years. This exquisite documentary reveals the collaborative process of the three local artists tasked with creating the intricate mural enveloping the building’s upper portion.

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