Every Saturday 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 p.m.
Location: Exploratorium, Pier 15, Kanbar Forum
Saturday Cinema is a core weekly program that captures the ideas which animate the Exploratorium. We highlight works that blend observation, poetry, and surrealism, and celebrate films that utilize unique, handcrafted processes. Appropriate for all ages and mediated by cinema arts staff, these screenings encourage the viewer to respond to the works and join a dialogue with the viewing community.
This program focuses on two nearly forgotten films from the collection of the New York–based Film-Makers’ Cooperative. Created by youths raised by artists, their works demonstrate levels of skill and complexity that belie their ages.
In breaking down motion and considering the inner workings of our physical forms, this program examines the central element of each moment. Bodies become invitations to exploration in these inside, up-close, slowed-down, and inventive looks at our corporeal selves.
Created in collaboration with cinematographer Andy Black, Sam Green's A Cinematic Study takes a poetic view of a complex natural phenomenon that for many months each year defines the psycho-geography of the region.
From spooky cartoons celebrating the delirious joy surrounding Halloween, to stylistic studies of traditions, rituals, and folk objects used to celebrate the Day of the Dead, this program looks at the many ways to honor the macabre.
Join us for a glimpse of the Exploratorium’s early years with the 1974 film Exploratorium. Commissioned by founder Frank Oppenheimer, the film presents a tone poem of space in motion foregrounded by exhibits and visitor interactions, highlighting innovation and wonder.