This is Film



Why, for the love of it all, must we always watch Brakhage? Join local filmmakers and freaks in celebration of experimental film/video being made today. Film, music, performance and a little magic create this live event. Don’t hear about it later. This is an experience that can’t be recreated.

We queers are honoring the 50-year anniversary of Canyon Cinema’s groundbreaking San Francisco screenings and the beginning of the Canyon Cinema Newsletter (later called “The News”). Inspired by the community, rivalry and creativity that sprung from having a space to share work, we created this evening of film and magic! Instead of breaking out the vaults and dusting off the cans, we took a look around to see what queer assortment of experimental pleasures were being made here and now.

Provocative, gorgeous, thought provoking, daring or wholly frivolous, whatever This is, This isn’t for YouTube.

$7 admission includes a zine written by the artists! BAM!


thisisjkolmelpicforbioKolmel WithLove curates, builds cameras and costumes, collaborates with more talented artists, fixates, makes films and performs. Their films have screened in a variety of settings including: Frameline Film Festival, MIX Mexico, Seattle Center of Contemporary Art, RAID Projects and in the upcoming book and DVD “Strange Attractors.”

Kolmel has performed in venues including Yerba Buena Center for The Arts, SOMArts Cultural Center, Highways Performance Space, The Velaslavasay Panorama Theatre, The Garage, various galleries, a few living rooms, two very nice leather bars, and a piano lounge. They are currently an artist in residence at The Garage in SF and the host and creator of The News, a monthly performance night at SOMArts Cultural Center. More information:

thisislexbiopicthisisAlexis ‘Lex’ Sloan is an American, Jewish, middle class, feminist filmmaker. She has been proudly making movies for over a decade. Lex loves the dirty side of celluloid and you can often find her in the darkroom hand processing or behind the controls of the optical printer. Lex is passionate about social justice and equality and has made many documentaries focused on these issues, including El Pueblo Unido about farm workers rights and Yes on Love about marriage equality and Proposition 8. Lex is also heavily active in her community volunteering for many organizations and working with teaching youth video production. She designed her undergraduate degree in ‘Social Change Media’ and is currently pursuing her MFA in Cinema at San Francisco State.