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“Uncanny Shorts” by Lynn Hershman and Mary Helena Clark

Join us Saturday, February 9 when we view "Uncanny Shorts: Past and Present," a program of short films by acclaimed filmmakers Lynn Hershman and Mary Helena Clark, both of whom will be present to introduce their films.

"Experimenting is the privilege to play, think and allow. It is a rare look into one person's singular ability to overcome self-consciousness. Whether steeped in feminist history such as the works of local giant Lynn Hershman, or poetic like the films of newcomer Mary Halena Clark, the result of these experiments--to the viewer's delight--is magical. IndieFest is honored to host these two incredible filmmakers, who will present and screen their short films and discuss their intimate work while also contextualizing it within San Francisco's long tradition of experimental film making. We are also excite to announce that Lynn Hershman will be screening some of her earlier short films that have not been shown publicly for quite some time!

Lynn Hershman has been making work since the sixties in San Francisco. If you have lived here long enough you’ve heard her name passed around intense discussions most often in relation to identity, feminism, and the conversation between humans and technology. Her feature-length films have screened around the world, from the Berlinale to Sundance and Toronto. She has been written up in almost every major publication for her decades of work.

Mary Helena Clark recently received her MFA in film from the University of Chicago and has already shown works at the Wexner Center for the Arts and the National Gallery of Art and screened her films at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, and most recently at the Ann Arbor Film Festival. Her works function as poems and are extremely promising in their originality."

Presented as part of the 15th SF Independent Film Festival. For more info:

2:00 Meet at Muddy Waters Cafe (521 at 16th St.) for coffee and conversation.

2:30 Head to the Roxie Theater to purchase tickets and take our seats. The film program starts at 2:45.

4:15 After the film we will meet around the corner at Muddy Waters Cafe (521 Valencia at 16th St.) for conversation.

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  • John

    Lynn Hershman's documentary was fascinating, and the director herself was present to explain the circumstances of its creation.

    August 9, 2013

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    I have to pass on this and catch up at the next event. have a fabulous time !

    February 9, 2013

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