The Films of Frank Stauffacher

Film - Feature | January 27 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A commercial artist, Frank Stauffacher started the groundbreaking Art in Cinema series of experimental and independent film at the San Francisco Museum of Art (now SFMOMA) in 1946 to help foster a community of adventurous cinemagoers. The series also encouraged a number of local artists to begin making films, and by 1948, Stauffacher too had picked up a camera, first photographing two films for James Broughton and then making three of his own, all shot in the San Francisco Bay Area. These city symphonies beautifully celebrate the region’s history, landscape, and urban sites.

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