To mark the publication of newly appointed UC Berkeley film professor Jeffrey Skoller's "Shadows, Specters, Shards: Making History in Avant-Garde Film," the PFA will screen two films discussed in the book.
Ernie Gehr's "Eureka" (1974, 30 mins, silent) and Leandro Katz's "El Día Que Me Quieras" ("The Day You'll Love Me"; 1998, 30 mins) both use rephotography as a means of meditating on history. Gehr's film is based on a turn-of-the-century movie depicting Market Street, San Francisco, in one continuous take from Seventh Street all the way to the Embarcadero. Katz takes as his focus the infamous photo of Che Guevara after his capture and death in Bolivia in 1967. Drawing on an interview with the photographer, Freddy Alborta, Katz both deconstructs the photograph and places it in the context of Latin American history.
Added by peterme on January 22, 2006