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Guest Lecture: It’s Really Hard to Watch Films Properly

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McEvoy Foundation for the Arts

1150 25th Street

Building B

San Francisco, CA 94107

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Film is intended to be the most “efficient” of editioned art forms. Thousands of “identical copies” are made available across multiple platforms, all of which are meant to re-present the same experience with the artwork. Of course, the reality is more complicated. Filmmakers create their films in a deliberate way, for a particular environment, and to affect an audience in a highly-determined manner. The rise of direct-to-consumer streaming platforms and the ubiquity of mobile devices drastically varies the current experience of watching films. In this multimedia lecture with film clips, former SFFILM Executive Director Noah Cowan breezes through the history of cinema with an eye to authors’ intents and how the medium’s “editioning” process has supported and thwarted their desires.

This event is presented in conjunction with MFA’s summer exhibition What is an edition, anyway? which explores the traditions, conditions, and inventive expressions of the contemporary artist’s multiple.

Pictured: Gordon Parks, Ingrid Bergman at Stromboli, Stromboli, Italy, 1949 (contact sheet). Courtesy of The Gordon Parks Foundation / © Gordon Parks and The Gordon Parks Foundation.



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MFA is located at 1150 25th Street, Building B in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood. Enter the gated parking lot on 25th at the corner of Minnesota Street and continue to the Building B entrance at the end of the lot. We are nestled between two neighbor galleries — Adrian Rosenfeld and Altman Siegel.

MFA is a short walk from the T/Third Street Muni light rail line, the #48 and #22 Muni bus lines, and the 22nd Street CalTrain Station. Limited parking is available on the street and adjoining lot, and a paid lot is available at 901 Illinois Street. A bike rack is also available in the 1150 25th Street lot. For more information, visit mcevoyarts.org/visit.



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All programs are subject to change without notice. Refunds and exchanges will be issued in the rare case of program cancellations.

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San Francisco, CA 94107

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