Off the Screen with San Francisco Cinematheque: Necrology and More

Films of Standish Lawder

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 • 7:00 p.m.

Exploratorium, Pier 15, Kanbar Forum

$10 General / $5 Exploratorium and San Francisco Cinematheque Members

Note: Enter the Exploratorium through the Pier 15 lobby for this after-hours program.

Featuring Standish Lawder in Person

Structural film pioneer and new Bay Area local Standish Lawder appears in person for a mini-retrospective of his formally witty and visionary film works. Lawder came to cinema from a background in painting, before moving into experimentation with projected light, multi-media photography, and eventually to filmmaking. His work as an artist has run parallel to a rich academic career that’s included positions at Yale, Harvard, and the University of San Diego, as well as extensive research on early cinema and the relationship between film and modern art. Lawder’s formal understanding of filmmaking is as central to his work as his trademark dry humor.

Tonight’s screening features nine of Lawder’s film works, including Necrology (1968), Color Film (1972), and Corridor (1970).