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Moving Portraits: Films and Short Works by Mike Mills
Sunday, January 26, 2014
3117 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Mike Mills, filmmaker, in attendance.
Join us for a special screening and Q&A with Project Los Altos featured artist and acclaimed writer/director Mike Mills. Mills's films and videos often explore emotional spaces — such as loss, transformation, and sadness — and the complex identities driving his characters. The evening begins with clips from his portrait work Paperboys (2001), a look at this dwindling tradition through the lives of five suburban paperboys, and from his new video from the installation A Mind Forever Voyaging Through Strange Seas of Thought Alone: Silicon Valley Project (2013). The latter, commissioned by SFMOMA for Project Los Altos, presents a portrait of the children of workers in the Silicon Valley tech industry, each sharing his or her own vision of the future. Following a Q&A with Mills, the event concludes with a screening of his semiautobiographical romantic drama Beginners (2010), starring Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer, in which a young man grapples with his father's late coming-out story and subsequent battle with cancer.
Ticket holders enjoy tasty treats created by Blue Bottle Coffee.
$10 general, $7 SFMOMA members. Tickets are also available at the door, while supplies last, one hour before showtime (cash only).
SFMOMA members: Enter the promotion code from your fall or winter member magazine below to receive your discount, or bring your membership card to the event to purchase discounted tickets at the door, while supplies last.
Closed for expansion. Opening May 14, 2016.
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