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Film Festival Reports

CROSSROADS 2019, PROGRAM 8, A FRIEND BECOMES LIKE A GHOST

By Ivonne Sheen

A friend become like a ghost was the 8th program of the past Crossroads 2019 edition, which took place in San Francisco, California. The amazingness of this event is found in the subtlety of the curatorial work in it, paints and invokes the powerful expansive states of experimental filmmaking under mystical and poetical premises. A friend become like a ghost is an encounter with light, with film, with ourselves as light and shadow, as life and death. 

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Q&A

STEVE POLTA: “I THINK LIGHT IS KEY IN TERMS OF PRODUCING THE SENSUAL ENCOUNTER I’M AFTER”

By Ivonne Sheen

Steve Polta is one of the most interesting experimental filmmakers and film curators from the Bay Area, USA. Nowadays he works as the artistic Director of the San Francisco Cinematheque and curates the Crossroads Film Festival program. His film explores the expressiveness of light and soundscapes in super 8 format, which have been screened in alternative film venues and film festivals such as Anthology Film Archives, the Echo Park Film Center, The Museum of Modern Art (New York), The New York Film Festival’s Views from the Avant-garde, SFMOMA, Pacific Film Archive, among others.

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