Let's assume you've lived in San Francisco for more than a few years. Perhaps you attended an art gallery in 1955, or a house party in 1980, or dropped into a storefront on Valencia in 1995. In any one of these venues, there was a good chance you'd be confronted with someone's homemade movie, on 16mm in the 1950s, Super 8 in the 1970s, or on video in the 1990s. Anyone who saw — or, god help you, made — these independent films at any time over the last half of the 20th century will get a double dose of Proustian rush with the Pacific Film Archive's "Radical Light" program of Alternative Film and Video in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-2000, a series opening Sept. 17 and continuing... More >>>
The End prompted a riot when it premiered in 1953.