Organized by Steve Anker and Jytte Jenson through
the New York Museum of Modern Art and the San Francisco Cinematheque,
this multi-year project presents a comprehensive retrospective of
small gauge super and standard 8mm cinema from its inception up into
the present. The program is accompanied by a 120-page catalogue, edited
by Albert Kilchesty, that includes original essays on the importance
of small gauge 8mm film in the history of cinema.
Previously ignored by cinema authority, 8mm film
has suddenly been elevated to the highest reaches of critical attention
through this project. Weekly thursday night screenings will resume
at the NY MoMA in September and continue through May 2000. On the
Westcoast, screenings take place at the SF Cinematheque (info - 415.558.8129).
Big as Life is NOT an Emerald Reels event but is
included here due to its overwhelming significance to small gauge