YBCA / San Francisco Cinematheque: Contemporary Views from the Bay Area


In partnership with San Francisco Cinematheque | October 21, 2023, 3–5 PM

Join us for nine works by ten contemporary Bay Area filmmakers, a cross-section of the Bay Area’s ever-vibrant multi-generational community curated by Steve Polta, artistic director of San Francisco Cinematheque. These works present a compelling mix of contemplative landscape study, critiques of consumerism and media representation, poetic considerations of solitude and connection, and an abiding love for the physical and chemical charms of the filmic medium itself. Full program details, program notes, and artist bios available at sfcinematheque.org →

Curated by BAN9 Curatorial Counsel member Gina Basso, the ongoing BAN9 Film series will span the entirety of the exhibition, featuring acclaimed Bay Area filmmakers, collectives, and new media artists. Offerings will vary monthly, reflecting BAN9’s curatorial themes and diving into the breadth and depth of the Bay Area’s vibrant film scene by highlighting the local organizations and individuals who contribute to the shape and form of the region’s rich cinematic landscape.


(sans)(image) (arc and Sophia Wang, 7 min, 2023, 16mm, black and white, sound)

Light Signal (Emily Chao, 11 min, 2022, 16mm screened as digital video, color, sound)

Caracole (for Mac) (Nathaniel Dorsky, 7 min, 2022, 16mm, color, silent)

The Canyon (Zachary Epcar, 15 min, 2020, 16mm, color, sound)

Locus Suspectus (J.M. Mártinez, 8 min, 2020, digital video, color, silent)

water, clock (Zack Parinella, 9 min, 2021, 16mm, black and white, sound)

The Pendulum (Linda Scobie, 3 min, 2021, 16mm, color, sound)

Girl is Presence (Lynne Sachs and Anne Lesley Selcer, 4 min, 2020, digital video, color, sound)

Tropicollage (Astria Suparak, 1 min, 2021, digital video, silent, color)