CROSSROADS 2021 is the twelfth manifestation of Cinematheque's annual film festival. CROSSROADS 2021 features 61 works of film and video by 66 artists representing 22 countries and territories presented in 9 curated programs. Get the thrill of the online festival experience by joining us for a series of scheduled livestreams September 17-23 and/or join us at San Francisco's Roxie Theater October 16 & 17 as Cinematheque returns to theatrical screenings! All online programs available on a view-when-desired basis September 23-October 21.
CROSSROADS 2021 program 1
Livestream Premiere: Friday, September 17 7pm PDT
tendrils on a plane
SCREENING: Primavera (2020) by Adrian Garcia Gomez (US); Pilgrimage (2020) by Anthony Buchanan (US); Blue Distance (2021) by Devin Jie Allen (US); Parenthesis (2021) by Vasilios Papaioannu (US, Greece, Italy); Rehearsal (2020) by Talena Sanders (US); June July (2021) by Kevin Jerome Everson (US); life, like water, flows to greater bodies (2020) by Takahiro Suzuki (US/Japan); Tres bocetas de casa (2020) by Azucena Losana (Mexico/Argentina); a moment west (2020) by Noah Rosenberg (US).
CROSSROADS 2021 program 2
Livestream Premiere: Saturday, September 18 7pm PDT
a future so bright
SCREENING: Masters of the Land (2021) by Jan Locus (Belgium); you're a plant whisperer and for me, it's enough (2019) by Julien Champagne & Charlotte Clermont (Canada); La cuarta plantación (2020) by Azucena Losana (Mexico/Argentina); Lucina Annulata (2020) by Charlotte Clermont (Canada); force (2020) by Jennie MaryTai Liu & Simon Liu (US/Hong Kong); People on Sunday (2020) by Tulapop Saenjaroen (US).
CROSSROADS 2021 program 3
Livestream Premiere: Sunday, September 19 7pm PDT
ascent into now
SCREENING: Labor of Love (2020) by Sylvia Schedelbauer (Germany); The Mouth is Still a Wild Door (2020) by Guta Galli & Anne Lesley Selcer (US/Brazil); The Guy on the Bed (2020) by Mike Hoolboom (Canada); Black Square (2020) by Peter Burr (US); Revenant (2020) by Madison Brookshire & Tashi Wada (US); Mustererkenntnis/Pattern Cognition (2019) by Thorston Fleisch (Germany); sub vid heap (2020) by Jennie MaryTai Liu (US/Hong Kong); Displaced (2020) by Bettina Hoffman (Germany/Canada); Oceano Mare (2020) by Antoinette Zwirchmayr (Austria).
CROSSROADS 2021 program 4
Livestream Premiere: Monday, September 20 7pm PDT
darkness provides protection
SCREENING: Because the Sky is Blue (2021) by Wenhua Shi (China/US); Footnote to a Season (2021) by Julia Dogra-Brazell (UK); Black Vulture (2021) by Kevin Jerome Everson (UK); Recursive Lattice (2020) by J.M. Martínez (US); Fleur (2020) by Susan DeLeo (US); absolving the valve (2021) by Alix Blevins (US); Move (2021) by Douglas Urbank (US); Dad is Gone (2020) by Pere Ginard (Spain); The Visitors (2020) by Milton Secchi & Liyan Zhao (Argentina/US); Interstices Volume III (2019) by Kyle Whitehead, with Ale Samaniego, Jeremy Moss and John Porter (Canada).
CROSSROADS 2021 program 5
Livestream Premiere: Tuesday, September 21 7pm PDT
inside this shared life
SCREENING: Notes, Imprints (On Love): Part II, Carmela (2020) by Alexandra Cuesta (US/Ecuador); Not (a) part (2019) by Vicky Smith (UK); Who Wants to Fall in Love? (2019) by Emily Margaret Van Loan (US); ? (Heart Radical 61) (2020) by Erin Espelie (US); 10:28,30 (2019) by Paige Taul (US); Perfect Fifths (2021) by Courtney Stephens (US); Self Portrait with Bag (2020) by Dianna Barrie (Australia); Toad, Leaf, Grass, Rock (2020) by Federica Foglia (Canada); pài-lak e-poo (saturday afternoon) (2020) by Erica Sheu (Taiwan).
CROSSROADS 2021 program 6
Livestream Premiere: Wednesday, September 22 7pm PDT
this called moving
SCREENING: Arch (2021) by Jeremy Moss & Pamela Vail (US); Optimum Continuum 3.1 (2020) by Amir George (US); SEA 404 (2019) by Cherlyn Hsing-Hsin Liu & Michael Pisaro (Taiwan/US); ending 2 (2020) by Phillip Hoffman & Isiah Medina (Canada);. Love in the Time of Erosion (2021) by Morrison Gong (China/US); Misery Next Time (2021) by Rajee Samarasinghe (Sri Lanka); a so-called archive (2020) by Onyeka Igwe (UK).
CROSSROADS 2021 program 7
Livestream Premiere: Thursday, September 23 7pm PDT
no more carefree laughter
SCREENING: the most fragile of species (2021) by Michael Campos-Quinn (US); untitled (teeming) (2021) by Gina Basso (US); Eidolon (2020) by Mike Rollo (Canada); Zero Length Spring (2021) by Ross Meckfessel (US); uchronia, no.1 (2020) by Kamila Kuc (Poland/UK); re:exposure (2020) by Vicky Smith (UK); Kitchen Beets (2019) by Bea Haut (UK); News From Nowhere (2020) by Ben Balcom (US); Ghazal no 884 By Bidel (2020) by Niyaz Saghari (Iran/UK); The House Is Empty (2021) by Dana Berman Duff (US).
CROSSROADS at the Roxie 1
in the distance
1:30pm on Saturday, October 16 at San Francisco's Roxie Theater
SCREENING: earthearthearth (2021) by Daïchi Saïto (Canada/Japan); Recursive Lattice (2020) by J.M. Martínez (US); Displaced (2020) by Bettina Hoffman (Germany/Canada); Primavera (2020) by Adrian Garcia Gomez (US); The Pendulum (2021) by Linda Scobie (US); June July (2021) by Kevin Jerome Everson (US); The House Is Empty (2021) by Dana Berman Duff (US).
CROSSROADS at the Roxie 2
need falls away
1:30pm on Sunday, October 17 at San Francisco's Roxie Theater
SCREENING: untitled (teeming) (2021) by Gina Basso (US); The Mouth is Still a Wild Door (2020) by Guta Galli & Anne Lesley Selcer (US/Brazil); Rehearsal (2020) by Talena Sanders (US); absolving the valve (2021) by Alix Blevins (US); Zero Length Spring (2021) by Ross Meckfessel (US); Blue Distance (2021) by Devin Jie Allen (US); Not (a) part (2019) by Vicky Smith (UK); Oceano Mare (2020) by Antoinette Zwirchmayr (Austria); Labor of Love (2020) by Sylvia Schedelbauer (Germany).