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Radical Light


Alternative Film and Video in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945–2000

In Radical Light, San Francisco’s deep countercultural roots re-emerge as unbroken antitradition stretching from the postwar proto-Beats to the identitarian activists and small-gauge geeks at century’s end.” —Artforum

The San Francisco Bay Area has for decades been home to utopian projects, edgy experiments, cross-disciplinary explorations, psychedelic extravaganzas, and found-footage epics. This edition of Expanding the Frame takes an in-depth look at the history of experimental film movements from the Bay Area in the touring series Radical Light—an exhaustive and thrilling exploration of work by artists who have influenced generations of mediamakers. Presented on Target Free Thursday Nights, this is the first series to make use of the Walker Cinema’s new state-of-the art film projectors. Free tickets available at the Bazinet Garden Lobby desk one hour before each program.

Funding

The Walker Art Center’s Expanding the Frame series is made possible by generous support from Elizabeth Redleaf.