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SF Cinematheque presents IMAGING THE AVANT-GARDE

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IMAGING THE AVANT-GARDE: Taiwan's Experimental Films of the 1960s

In 2016, curators at the Taiwan International Documentary Festival (TIDF) conducted an exhaustive search for Taiwan’s experimental films of the 1960s, unearthing a striking body of largely forgotten works. Highly innovative and reflective of contemporary Taiwanese politics and culture, the works themselves embody a formal diversity which not only expands canons and challenges the definition of cinema but also sketches the rough edges of a generation’s own sense of modern film. Tonight’s program presents a selection of films from TIDF’s comprehensive series, accompanied by live musical performance by Amma Ateria. Program curated by Emily Chao as part of Taiwan International Documentary Festival 2019 on Tour.

Later Event: May 1