Bay Area-based Lawrence Jordan is one of America’s leading experimental filmmakers. A key figure in San Francisco’s avant-garde art scene in the 1950s and 60s, Jordan also played a pivotal role in the growth of the Film Department at the San Francisco Art Institute, where he taught for more than 30 years. In 1967 he was one of the founding filmmakers of the Canyon Cinema Cooperative.
At the Rafael, Lawrence Jordan will present and discuss a selection of his films, including recent work. The program will include: Waterlight (1957), Gymnopedies (1966), Our Lady of the Sphere (1969), Postcard from San Miguel (1996), Entr’acte III (2017), The Sacred Art of Tibet (1970-72) and Beyond Enchantment (2010). Films approximately 80 minutes plus discussion.