May 12, 2016 at Exploratorium in San Francisco.
Animator Brent Green and Academy Award–nominated documentary filmmaker Sam Green (unrelated) are both known for their sublime exhibition style, which combines cinema and live performance. They’ll alternate screening their pieces and share a stellar band consisting of Brendan Canty of Fugazi on drums and guitar, James Canty of Nation of Ulysses on guitar, Becky Foon of A Silver Mt. Zion on cello, and Kate Ryan on drums and live foley.
**Two screenings: 7:00 & 9:00 p.m. on Thursday**
There are additional 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. screenings on Friday, May 13, 2016: http://explo.me/4mKyej
$25 General; $20 Members; Space is extremely limited (150 seats). Includes After Dark admission.
Exploratorium‘s Kanbar Forum
Brent Green is a visual artist, filmmaker, and self-taught animator who screens his work with live narration and musical accompaniment that he writes and performs with members of Fugazi, Califone, and other indie rock bands. His films have screened at venues such as MoMA, The J. Paul Getty Museum, The Walker Art Center, The Hammer Museum, The Boston MFA, The Wexner Center for the Arts, The Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Rotterdam Film Festival, the Sundance Film Festival and even extending to rooftops, warehouses and galleries throughout the globe.
Filmmaker Sam Green has been working since 2010 with a form he calls “live documentary.” He deconstructs documentary film elements and rebuilds them into live events. Green narrates and cues photos, film footage, and interview clips onstage while a live band performs the soundtrack. Recent pieces—including The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller, featuring an in-person soundtrack by the legendary indie band Yo La Tengo—have been presented at performance venues such as the Time-Based Art Festival, the Walker Art Center, the Wexner Center for the Arts, the Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston), the Barbican, and the Kitchen.
Strange Fates (Brent Green)
EE Chapter #2 and #4 (Brent Green)
Carlin (Brent Green)
The Rainbow Man’s Ex (Sam Green)
Love Letter to the Fog (Sam Green)
A Drink with Louis (Sam Green)
The Last Person in the San Francisco Phone Book (Sam Green)
Photo by Ed Dittenhoefer, Ithaca Times