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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.