TELL THEM WE WERE HERE
First show: June 18
“The Williamses see art as more than the exclusive domain of museums, galleries and collectors, but as an essential component of a healthy society — something that can make communities not just more beautiful, but more functional”– SF Chronicle
The 6:30p screening on 6/18 will be followed by a Q&A with Sadie Barnette and filmmakers Griff and Keelan Williams.
The 6:30p screening on June 18 is at Rush! Shows added on June 18 and June 26
Art is a reflection of the place from which it emerges. Tell Them We Were Here chronicles artists living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area who follow a path that is less careerist and more community driven, much like the place itself.
Framed within the last 25 years of artmaking in the Bay Area, the film is not an all-encompassing historical document, but rather a glimpse into a select group of artists who’ve chosen a less worn path. It touches on the disappearance of cultural communities due to gentrification and economic instability and celebrates an intertwined art community that has flown just below the radar, but influenced generations. The film follows the work of artists Sadie Barnette, Amy Franceschini (Futurefarmers), Jim Goldberg, Tucker Nichols, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Alicia McCarthy, Nigel Poor (Ear Hustle), and Michael Swaine.
A film by Griff and Keelan Williams. United States. 2020. 88 minutes.
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