Sam Green Retrospective

(2015)

Sam Green’s stellar body of documentary work is anchored by 2002’s Oscar-nominated The Weather Underground, an exploration of the titular radical movement of the 1970s. That film is one of a dozen Green-directed films on the festival docket, but two of those screenings would be more accurately classified as live performances rather than films. Both The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller and The Measure of All Things feature live soundtracks (from indie-rock titans Yo La Tengo and the Brendan Canty-led The Quavers, respectively) underneath live narration from Green, as he cues a program of on-screen images.

The Films:

• A Cinematic Study of Fog in San Francisco
• Clear Glasses
• The Fabulous Stains: Behind the Movie
• Lot 63, Grave C
• The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller
• The Measure of All Things
• The Rainbow Man/John 3:16
• The Universal Language
• Utopia, Part 3: The World’s Largest Shopping Mall
• The Weather Underground

 

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