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Chronicles of Inexistent Time: Films of Malena Szlam

San Francisco Cinematheque
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Malena Szlam In Person

“Malena Szlam’s films are meticulously assembled using a menagerie of techniques to physically alter the film elements resulting in dreamlike, collaged, flickering images leaving viewers with a sense of wonderment, displacement and an expanded sense of time. Szlam’s careful construction of her works serves to ground and guide viewers on a serene journey through these brief and powerful cinematic experiences.” (Los Angeles Film Forum, https://bit.ly/2q020LL)

A member of Montréal’s Double Negative Collective (dedicated to the creation of “cinema of the eye, hand and heartbeat”), Chilean filmmaker Malena Szlam works at the intersection of cinema, installation, and performance, creating silently sensual films (to be presented in 16mm, Super-8 and digital video formats) fusing personal revelations of natural visual phenomena and a sensitivity to non-synchronic time with the poetics of the analog cinema apparatus. This very special in-person appearance (part of a rare west coast tour for the artist) will include works screened in 16mm, Super-8mm and digital video formats including works in progress and special sneak-preview works.

SCREENING: Chronogram Of Inexistent Time (Cronograma De Un Tiempo Inexistente, 2008); Rhythm Trail (2010-2011); Anagrams Of Light (Anagramas De Luz, 2011); Beneath Your Skin Of Deep Hollow (Bajo Tu Lámina De Agujero Profundo, 2010); Lunar Almanac (2013); Morfología De Un Sueño (Morphology Of A Dream, 2015)

Admission: $10 General/$5 Cinematheque Members
Info On Cinematheque Membership: http://bit.ly/2fAfiZe

Presented in association with Communication and Media Studies Department at Sonoma State University ((http://web.sonoma.edu/communications/) and Los Angeles Film Forum (https://www.lafilmforum.org/).

Image Credit: Chronogram of Inexistent Time (Cronograma De Un Tiempo Inexistente, 2008) by Malena Szlam