A drive-in live cinema screening of experimental short films & modern musical scores.
Join Intersection for the Arts and Fort Mason Flix for a curated evening of film and music, transmitted to your radio and enjoyed from the socially distanced comfort of your car. Ten early-20th century experimental short films from the likes of Marcel Duchamp, Mary Ellen Bute, and Slavko Vorkapich, accompanied by reimagined scores written and recorded by Bay Area music artists spanning jazz to hip hop to indie to trance. Modern sound meets experimental film to explore the questions “how might shapes convey sound?” “how can we reinvigorate old forms with new media?” and “how can we challenge the history of film and it’s presentation through modern score and innovation?”
The drive-in will open at 8PM with concessions & food provided by Off the Grid, to-go drinks provided by The Interval. The screening will begin promptly at 9PM with a run time of approximately 90 minutes.
50% of the proceeds from this event will benefit the TGI Justice Project, a San Francisco-based group of transgender, gender variant and intersex people—inside and outside of prisons, jails and detention centers—working to end the human rights abuses committed against TGI people in California carceral facilities.
FEATURED MUSIC ARTISTS:
Gilberto Rodriguez y Los Intocables
FEATURED SHORT FILMS:
SOURCE: Unseen Cinema
Rhythm in Light (1934)—Mary Ellen Bute, Ted Nemeth & Melville Webber
An Optical Poem (1938)—Oskar Fischinger
Simple Destiny Abstractions (1937-47)—Douglas Crockwell & David Smith
The Long Bodies (1937-47)—Douglas Crockwell & David Smith
The Life and Death of 9413: A Hollywood Extra (1927)— Robert Florey & Slavko Vorkapich
Abstract Experiment in Kodachrome (c. 1940s)—Slavko Vorpapich
Introspection (1941/46)—Sara Kathryn Arledge
Anémic Cinéma (1924-26)—Rrose Sélavy (Marcel Duchamp)
La Joie de Vivre (1934)—Anthony Gross & Hector Hoppin
Parabola (1937)—Mary Ellen Bute & Ted Nemeth
This event is sponsored by Intersection for the Arts, supported by an INTERSECT SF grant, made possible by San Francisco Grants for the Arts. Presented by Fort Mason Flix.