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Blink of an Eye

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Sat, Apr 21

   6:15 / PFA
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Mon, Apr 23

   6:30 / FSC
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Shorts Programs

68 min




A storybook, medieval illuminations and details of the external world are lovingly observed in five recent experimental films that explore the nature of things, the way we think and the possibilities of image making. In the space between one image and the next, we leap to conclusions, link the unexpected and deepen our understanding. Blink, and we miss a moment of beauty.

Presented in association with Pacific Film Archive and San Francisco Cinematheque.

FORMS ARE NOT SELF-SUBSISTENT SUBSTANCES
Flesh, blood, milk and meat are the subject of a film that tries to get inside “substance” via medieval imagery. (Samantha Rebello, England 2010, 23 min)

ARMOIRE (FOUR PARTS)
This is a four-part study of motion, shape and color, inspired by a robin’s flight. (Vincent Grenier, USA 2007–11, 9 min)

SOUNDING GLASS
A man in a forest is subject to a flood of impressions as rhythmic waves of images and sounds give form to his introspection. (Sylvia Schedelbauer, Germany 2011, 7 min)

CURIOUS LIGHT
A manuscript illuminated; an elusive story is revisited. (Charlotte Pryce, USA 2011, 4 min)

WORDS OF MERCURY
This silent study, derived from superimpositions of images shot with a Bolex 16mm camera, is both a tribute and a farewell to the boundless glories of film imagery. (Jerome Hiler, USA 2011, 25 min)

—Kathy Geritz, Vanessa O’Neill

Total running time 68 min. Presented in association with Pacific Film Archive and San Francisco Cinematheque.



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