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Sunday, October 18 • 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Super 8: An Illustrated History

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This event is now available to watch on our YouTube page, along with the rest of our 2020 festival programming.

Co-presented by SF IndieFest

Super 8 burst onto the film scene in 1965, embraced first by suburban dads, then co-opted by the art world, found a home in the punk rock universe, and ultimately seeped into popular culture. Filmmakers who got their start using the Super 8 format include Robert Zemeckis, Jim Jarmusch, Todd Haynes, Sam Raimi, Wes Anderson, and Alex Gibney. The new coffee-table art book Super 8: An Illustrated History explores the format's history, including the research and development required to create a brand-new genre of storytelling, and features stunning photography, vintage advertisements, and fresh interviews throughout. San Francisco author Danny Plotnick discusses his debut book with art-film legend Beth B and music video director Dave Markey. Moderated by Jesse Hawthorne Ficks. FREE, $5-10 suggested donation

Registration is required for Zoom access. Spots are limited.
Event will also be livecasted on Facebook Live.

Buy Danny Plotnick's book here --
Browse Litquake's bookstore here --

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Jesse Hawthorne Ficks

Jesse Hawthorne Ficks is the Film History Coordinator at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and curates/hosts "MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS," a film series celebrating underrated and overlooked cinema in a neo-sincere manner. He is part of the SF Film Critics Circle and writes... Read More →

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Dave Markey

David Markey has sustained a truly independent career in the shadow of Hollywood and against the backdrop of corporate America just shy of four decades. As a filmmaker, photographer and musician, Markey brings together underground music, experimental cinema and contemporary culture... Read More →
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Danny Plotnick

Danny Plotnick roared into the underground film world in the 1980s. Fueled by his love of punk and alternative culture and infected with DIY spirit, he started making films that captured a similarly snarly attitude. His films were pegged as bawdy, bad-mouthed and beautiful, straddling... Read More →
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Beth B

Beth B exploded onto the New York underground scene in the late ‘70s, after receiving her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 1977, creating installation art works and directing Super-8 films. Controversial and political in approach and content, these breakthrough films, such... Read More →

Sunday October 18, 2020 7:00pm - 8:15pm PDT