Saturday Cinema: Gleaming Worlds

Presented by Cinema Arts

Saturday, December 10, 2022 • 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.

Osher Gallery 1, Kanbar Forum

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In celebration of Glow: Discover the Art of Light we invite you into gleaming worlds of cinematic light and color. A selection of animated and abstract short films shimmer in the theater's darkness to conjure luminous worlds, both kinetic and contemplative.

Soap Film by Ihab Mardini (2021, 3 min.)
The iridescent film of suspended soap solution envelops the field of view as rainbow refractions dance and wave across the screen. 

Dawning by Elon Goliger Mallimson (2021, 30 sec.)
A time-lapse capture of a winter sunrise over the San Francisco Bay, with nimbus clouds of varied hues transitioning into striking luminosity.

Traveling Light by Jane Aaron (1985, 2 min., 16mm)
Through keen observation the filmmaker captures the play of light as it seemingly crawls and dances throughout her house over the course of a day. 

White Out by Jeffrey Scher (2007, 3 min.)
More than 2,000 individual watercolor paintings animate a celebratory world of winter play. Colorful images shimmer against the brightness of snow.

Let Your Light Shine by Jodie Mack (2014, 4 min.)
Handmade, optical polyrhythms and a thousand rainbows explode off the screen in this spectacle for prismatic spectacles.

Two Space by Larry Cuba (1979, 8 min.)
The filmmaker explores color afterimages and the illusion of figure/ground reversal through the creation of computer-generated images based on the patterns of Islamic tiles.


Photo: Still from White Out by Jeffrey Scher