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San Francisco Cinematheque presents
Constancy of Change: Films of John Smith

John Smith in person

November 09, 2012
Screening Room

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San Francisco Cinematheque presents:
Constancy of Change: Films of John Smith
Fri, Nov 9  •  7:30pm
John Smith In Person
Screening Room
Admission per screening: $10 Regular/ $6 YBCA members and SFC members


Inspired by conceptual art and British “structural materialist” filmmaking, but also fascinated by the power of narrative and the spoken word, the films of London–based artist John Smith deftly subvert the perceived boundaries between documentary and fiction, representation and abstraction. Drawing upon the raw material of everyday life, Smith’s meticulously crafted films rework and transform reality, playfully exploring and exposing the language of cinema. A highly prolific filmmaker since 1972, we welcome John Smith in his first–ever San Francisco appearance to present a sampler of his works created between 1975–2012. For more information: http://www.sfcinematheque.org

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  • Constancy of Change: Films of John Smith
    Nov 9, 2012 6:30pm
    Screening Room

    Inspired by conceptual art and British “structural materialist” filmmaking, but also fascinated by the power of narrative and the spoken word, the films of London-based artist John Smith deftly subvert the perceived boundaries between documentary and fiction, representation and abstraction. Drawing upon the raw material of everyday life, Smith’s meticulously crafted films rework and transform reality, playfully exploring and exposing the language of cinema. A highly prolific filmmaker since 1972, we welcome John Smith in his first-ever San Francisco appearance to present a sampler of his works created between 1975–2012. For more information: www.sfcinematheque.org

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