Owsley Brown Presents
& SF Cultural History Museum
FILMS OF BRUCE CONNER
A MOVIE (1958)
COSMIC RAY (1961)
LOOKING FOR MUSHROOMS (Terry Riley version)
10 SECOND FILM (1965)
AMERICA IS WAITING (1981)
COSMIC CHILDREN Screening, With Live Score by MARC CAPELLE AND THE RED ROOM ORCHESTRA
Bruce Conner (1933–2008) was one of the foremost American artists of the postwar era, and a pioneer of avant-garde filmmaking. Conner developed a quick-cut method of editing that defined his oeuvre. Incorporating footage from a variety of sources—countdown leaders, training films, and newsreels—and adding later his own 16mm film footage, Conner’s films also focus on disturbing but utterly current themes. For their structural innovation and daring subject matter, films like A MOVIE (1958) have become landmarks of American experimental cinema.
The Red Room Ochestra was formed by San Francisco producer and multi-instrumentalist Marc Capelle in 2017, the Red Room Orchestra is a collective of popular, jazz, classical, and electronic composers and performers who’ve played and recorded alongside the Bad Seeds, the Plastic Ono Band, Cibo Matto, Oingo Boingo, Sonic Youth, CAKE, American Music Club, Lou Harrison, the Steve Reich Ensemble, the Nels Cline Singers, Rodriguez, Iggy Pop, Tune-Yards, Bill Frisell, and more.
Join us, for what is sure to be a magical and unforgettable night.