Thursday, October 17, 2013

Dark Enough (2011)

WHO: Jeanne Liotta made this film using text by Lisa Gill.

WHAT: Sarah Smith wrote about Dark Enough and other short films and videos by Liotta for the Austin Chronicle when they screened in Texas a year and a half ago.

WHERE/WHEN: On a program starting 7:30 tonight at Artists' Television Access.

WHY: Tonight's SF Cinematheque program is a part of the annual Litquake festival and thus features experimental filmmakers using words as a key component of the on-screen image. I've seen most of the films being presented, including those by Stan Brakhage, Su Friedrich, Paul Sharits, David Gatten and Stephanie Barber, and in nearly every case consider the selected film among my favorites of each filmmaker. (I have not yet seen rarer works like Jesse Malmed's Supernym or Michael Snow's So Is This.) But Dark Enough may be my favorite of them all.

It's a busy weekend for SF Cinematheque with this event followed by tomorrow's benefit art auction featuring works by Liotta, Bruce Conner, Nathaniel Dorsky, Miranda July, Luther Price, Ben Rivers and (my girlfriend) Kerry Laitala all up for auction. You can bid online if you can't make it to the actual event in-person. Then on Saturday Phil Solomon will present films including his three-screen American Falls at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Finally, October 20th SF Cinematheque presents a screening of Swiss filmmaker Thomas Imbach's Day Is Done on the third and final day of the San Francisco Film Society's Zurich/SF festival.

HOW: The show is a mixture of 16mm and video works, and I believe Dark Enough was made and will be screened as the latter.

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