SFMOMA | Online Screening: Bruce Conner

TEN SECOND FILM (1965): October 29–November 13, 2016
AMERICA IS WAITING (1981): November 5–20, 2016
TAKE THE 5:10 TO DREAMLAND (1977): December 3–18, 2016
VALSE TRISTE (1978): January 7–22, 2017

 Bruce Conner, New York Film Festival poster, 1965; Collection of Steven Fama; © Conner Family Trust, San Francisco / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Photo: Ben Blackwell

Bruce Conner, New York Film Festival poster, 1965; Collection of Steven Fama; © Conner Family Trust, San Francisco / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Photo: Ben Blackwell

Films by Bruce Conner are currently on view in SFMOMA’s galleries as part of Bruce Conner: It’s All True, including works shown in their original celluloid format—16mm film—as well as two works that have recently been digitally restored. As an extension of the exhibition, which continues through January 22, 2017, we have created an additional screening venue here. The four films selected for presentation include TEN SECOND FILM (1965), an homage to Conner's fascination with the trailer, AMERICA IS WAITING (1981), an example of Conner’s aesthetic of appropriation, and two works that are closer to what we might imagine to be “home movies” meditating on Conner’s upbringing in Kansas in the years before and after World War II: TAKE THE 5:10 TO DREAMLAND (1977) and VALSE TRISTE (1978).

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