Radical Directing Lecture Series
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 7:30pm
Free and open to the public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
About the Lecture
Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning director Connie Field is a pioneering social documentary filmmaker. Before getting involved in film she worked as an organizer in many social and human rights organizations, where she established the commitment to progressive social change that she has carried into her film career. Many of Field’s films focus on hidden histories; stories that had not previously been told, but which should be an important part of our collective memories.
Field’s works include Freedom on My Mind (1994), a history of the civil rights movement in Mississippi, which was nominated for an Academy Award and won the Grand Jury Prize for best documentary at the Sundance Film Festival; The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter (1981), which is listed in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress; and Have You Heard from Johannesburg (2010), a seven-part history of the global anti-apartheid movement. She has just finished Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine, which explores cross-cultural arts collaborations between African Americans and Palestinians, collective memory, shared dreams, and theater as a cultural force for social change.
About the Radical Directing Lecture Series
In fitting with SFAI’s pioneering presence in experimental film, this series emphasizes cinematic approaches that veer from traditional narratives, as well as the conceptual frameworks filmmakers use to cinematically articulate characters, plot, subtext, tension, and drama. The series is organized to complement a course taught by Lynn Hershman Leeson for SFAI’s Film program.
All Radical Directing lectures begin at 7:30 pm in the Lecture Hall on SFAI’s 800 Chestnut Street campus. For a complete schedule of SFAI's lectures and events, please visit www.sfai.edu/events
SFAI’s exhibitions and public programs—a component of which is the Radical Directing Lecture Series—are supported in part by the Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.