Cinematheque (1131 Howe St.)

The Cinematheque

Alain Cavalier | 
France |
 1987 | 
13 minutes

For 20 years in the basement of the Grand Café Royal Printemps in Paris, Amelia recognizes the sound of a 20-cent or 50-cent tip that customers leave for her after a visit to the lavatory.

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 8:30pm
Alain Cavalier | 
France |
 1987 | 
13 minutes

Emilienne has braided crowns of orange blossoms, symbol of the pure virginal maiden, for 40 years. But she is sometimes dark and gloomy.

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 8:30pm
Jodie Mack | 
US |
 2017 | 
4 minutes

In this silent film, close-up shots of circuit boards, frenetically intercut with saturated images of flowers, come to resemble apocalyptic cityscapes. -SC

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 8:45pm
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 4:30pm
Mauro Maugeri | 
Italy |
 2018 | 
14 minutes

Director Mauro Maugeri captures the celebratory moments shared by a small Italian community that include boat racing, nightly bonfires, and even Madonna and Child sailing forth amidst a flotilla of revelers! -MB

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 4:15pm
Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 2:30pm
David de Rozas | 
US |
 2018 | 
16 minutes

Reverend Roland Gordon creates a monumental collage comprised of thousands of photographic portraits, newspapers, and magazines cutouts, providing an alternative visual history of the black community in San Francisco. -SC

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 6:45pm
Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 6:15pm
Alain Cavalier | 
France |
 1987 | 
13 minutes

From madder roots, Anna prepares the famous red dye bath for the wool she spins by hand, as part of a project to reproduce 11th Century Bayeux tapestry.

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 6:00pm
Alain Cavalier | 
France |
 1987 | 
13 minutes

One by one, Mauricette cuts, dyes, paints, embosses, creases, rolls, and pieces together the various petals of artificial roses.

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 6:00pm
Alain Cavalier | 
France |
 1987 | 
13 minutes

Aline’s hands have been deformed by the large needle she uses to make wool mattresses. In addition to her life’s work, she has raised her five kids by herself.

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 6:00pm
Various Directors | 
Golog Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, China |
 2018 | 
83 minutes

From New Year rituals and teenage pilgrimages to the life of ants and campus culture at the Gyaltsen Tibetan College, this collection of short films offers a poetic look at the everyday life of contemporary Tibetans.

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 2:30pm
Various Directors | 
Golog Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, China |
 2013-2017 | 
82 minutes

Whether it’s examining local wildlife or observing the interaction between locals and tourists, this group of short films reflect on the shifting realities of the environment and economy.

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 12:00pm