Life Is an Opinion

Sat Sep 13, 2014
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)
Film Screening, Movies
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Between the Idea and the Reality Falls the Shadow. An uneasy wind blows through these films. With aesthetic interests in magic, illusionism and deception, San Francisco filmmaker Mary Helena Clark creates films permeated with mysterious associations, ineffably assembled according to dream logics into fragmentary formations of distant or lost lives. Clark’s films resonate at a seemingly quantum level with recent films by the Baltimore-based Karen Yasinsky whose works evidence a similar interest in the fragment using puppetry, animation, cinematic quotation and hints of narrative to trigger emotive positions of discomfort and empathy. Films to screen include AFTER WRITING, ORPHEUS (OUTTAKES), THE PLANT, and THE DRAGON IS THE FRAME (by Clark), and AUDITION, AFTER HOURS, MARIE, LIFE IS AN OPINION, FIRE A FACT, and THE LONELY LIFE OF DEBBY ADAMS (by Yasinsky). Mary Helena Clark and Karen Yasinsky in person. Admission is $10.


  1. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)
    701 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA