Orbit(film) and 'An Injury to One' Play October 24 at San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema
Orbit(film), a program of short films depicting the science of outer space through creative storytelling and visual poetry, and An Injury to One, Travis Wilkerson’s compelling documentary about a volatile moment in early 20th century American labor history, play on a double bill October 24 at the San Francisco Film Society’s new theatrical home, San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema (1746 Post Street).
Orbit(film) is a program of short films dedicated to the awe and absurdity of the solar system. Ranging in tone from fragile to farcical, these films were made by a collection of the most urgent personal filmmakers working in the US today. Directors include Brent Green, Bill Brown, Jessica Oreck, Brent Hoff, Kelly Sears, Deborah Stratman, Travis Wilkerson and many more, a roster of veritable indie art film superstars. The collection was curated and produced by Mike Plante, former director of programming of Cinevegas and current publisher of Cinemad, and Mark Elijah Rosenberg, founder and artistic director of Rooftop Films, the popular film series based in New York City.
The double bill program will include a new classic of political filmmaking, Wilkerson’s An Injury to One (2002). The feature-length suspense documentary focuses on the murder of Frank Little, an organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World who worked to unionize the miners in the Anaconda mine in Butte, Montana. A breakthrough in the form of poetic documentary, the film mixes a noirish narrative with musical interludes by Will Oldham, Jim O’Rourke and the band Low.
Orbit(film) Curator Mike Plante and filmmakers Brent Hoff and Travis Wilkerson in person.
Showtimes 6:30pm An Injury to One; 8:00pm Orbit(film).
Film tickets $9 for SFFS members, $11 general. Box office open online at sffs.org and in person at San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema.
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Added by cinesoul on October 17, 2011