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  • Flowers of the Sky


  • Saturday, April 8

    8:30 PM (75 mins)

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Who Cares. Who Sees: Experimental Shorts

Cosponsored by San Francisco Cinematheque
Curated by Vanessa O’Neill and Kathy Geritz

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How we see others and understand them is explored through six poetic films: three portraits—of a geologist, of the Andes, and of “anyone” or “nobody”; an homage to Robert Frank’s photographs in The Americans; a collage featuring photos of a Masonic order; and a consideration of communication between dogs, humans, and computers. New films by Janie Geiser, Christoph Girardet and Matthias Müller, Adam Levine and Sara Smith, Brigid McCaffrey, Jesse McLean, and Madi Piller.

Films in this Screening

Untitled, 1925 Part Three

Madi Piller, Canada, Peru, 2016

Part three of a trilogy witnesses the space, the people, and the culture of the Andes and reflects on time and belonging.

You Got Eyes

Adam Levine, Sara Smith, United States, 2016

An experiment in movement and single-frame video inspired by Robert Frank’s The Americans. Featuring dancers Aretha Aoki and Sara Smith.

Bad mama, who cares

Brigid McCaffrey, United States, 2016

Geologist Ren Lallatin moves into a small housing complex located between a rail yard and the interstate. Desert vistas are replaced with an arsenal of tactile pursuits; seismic vibrations serenade the home.

Flowers of the Sky

Janie Geiser, United States, 2016

Flowers of the Sky—a medieval term for comets—draws on two panoramic photographs, found in an LA thrift shop, that depict a gathering of members of the Order of the Eastern Star. The film reveals and obscures the original event.


Christoph Girardet, Matthias Müller, Germany, 2016

This is somebody, nobody, anyone. This is us in the course of time. Persistently, in vain. The self is the need for permanent self-assertion.

See a Dog, Hear a Dog

Jesse McLean, United States, 2016

A consideration of the deficits and surpluses produced by attempts at communication among humans, animals, and machines.