Steve Polta

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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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(S8) MOSTRA DE CINEMA PERIFÉRICO 2017: AN OVERVIEW

Each year, the [S8] Mostra de Cinema Periférico, celebrated en A Coruña, remains as an unbeatable space to affirm the brilliance of several personalities in experimental cinema, an also, a space to proclaim the validity of a way to make cinema from the resistance. This year, the festival not only showcases the work of Aldo Tambellini, filmmaker linked to the New York’s counter culture scene of the 1960’s, and Helga Fanderl, a master of Super 8, but also explores the work of the historic Joseph Cornell and the Americans Luther Price (a first in Spain) and Steve Polta.

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