Brecht Andersch

Brecht Andersch is a filmmaker and a projectionist at SFMOMA.

Andersch co-founded the Austin Film Society in 1986, and currently serves as Board Chair of the Bay Area-based Film on Film Foundation, whose mission is to encourage the appreciation of projected celluloid motion picture film as central to the cinematic experience. Since May ’07, he has curated the on-going FOFF series “Radical Strategies,” including rare screenings of Jean-Isidore Isou’s Venom & Eternity, Yoshishige Yoshida’s Eros Plus Massacre, and Joseph Losey’s Accident.

After joining the OPEN SPACE discussion of Berlin Alexanderplatz (viewable here, here, and here) in June 2008, Andersch has continued to contribute articles on SFMOMA film shows to the museum’s blog. He spent much of 2009 also writing the weekly column “Highly Recommended!“, focusing on the Bay Area repertory film scene, for the Film on Film website.

As an actor, Andersch appeared as the “Dostoyevsky wannabee” in Richard Linklater’s Slacker (1991).

His interview with Stan Brakhage will appear in Radical Light: Alternative Film and Video in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-2000, to be published by University of California Press fall 2010.

Andersch is currently editing two films: a low-budget feature, and a lyrical experimental work in the Brakhage/Baillie mode, both photographed in 16mm black & white.

Posts by Brecht Andersch (Brecht Andersch)

Judy Must Live! Notes Before and After Seeing VERTIGO in IB Technicolor
March 18, 2013  |  By | Filed under Essay, Field Notes | 2 Comments »

Kentucky-Fried Art
December 5, 2011  |  By | Filed under Essay | 2 Comments »

Bruce Baillie and Canyon Cinema present QUICK BILLY @ SFMOMA on Thursday, Sept. 29
September 26, 2011  |  By | Filed under Uncategorized | 0 Comments »

Arthur Penn’s American Agonia: THE CHASE
June 16, 2011  |  By | Filed under Essay | 0 Comments »

S.F. Cinematheque presents Radical Light – In Search of Christopher Maclaine: Man, Artist, Legend at SFMOMA this Thurs @7p.m.
March 28, 2011  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

In Search of Christopher Maclaine 17: The THE END Tour – A Work in Progress 15: CLIMAX B
March 21, 2011  |  By | Filed under One on One, Projects/Series | 2 Comments »

In Search of Christopher Maclaine 16: The THE END Tour – A Work in Progress 14: CLIMAX A
February 28, 2011  |  By | Filed under One on One, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

In Search of Christopher Maclaine 15: The THE END Tour – A Work in Progress 13: CHRIS C
February 7, 2011  |  By | Filed under One on One, Projects/Series | 2 Comments »

In Search of Christopher Maclaine 14: The THE END Tour – A Work in Progress 12: CHRIS B
January 31, 2011  |  By | Filed under One on One, Projects/Series | 1 Comment »

In Search of Christopher Maclaine 13: The THE END Tour – A Work in Progress 11: CHRIS A
January 16, 2011  |  By | Filed under One on One, Projects/Series | 4 Comments »

In Search of Christopher Maclaine 12: The THE END Tour – A Work in Progress 10: PAUL B
December 12, 2010  |  By | Filed under One on One, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

In Search of Christopher Maclaine 11: The THE END Tour – A Work in Progress 9: PAUL A
December 5, 2010  |  By | Filed under One on One, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

In Search of Christopher Maclaine 10: Stan Brakhage Interviewed, 1986
November 29, 2010  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 2 Comments »

In Search of Christopher Maclaine 9: The THE END Tour – A Work in Progress 8: JOHN B
November 21, 2010  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 2 Comments »

BAY AREA ECSTATIC
November 14, 2010  |  By | Filed under Essay | 0 Comments »

In Search of Christopher Maclaine 8: The THE END Tour – A Work in Progress 7: JOHN A
November 8, 2010  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 7 Comments »

In Search of Christopher Maclaine 7: The THE END Tour – A Work in Progress 6: CHARLES C
November 1, 2010  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

In Search of Christopher Maclaine 6: The THE END Tour – A Work in Progress 5: CHARLES B
October 24, 2010  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

In Search of Christopher Maclaine 5: The THE END Tour – A Work in Progress 4: CHARLES A
October 18, 2010  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

In Search of Christopher Maclaine 4: The THE END Tour – A Work in Progress 3: WALTER B
October 10, 2010  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

In Search of Christopher Maclaine 3: The THE END Tour – A Work in Progress 2: WALTER A
October 3, 2010  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 2 Comments »

Tonight in the Wattis! – Paul Clipson presents THE ELEMENTS
September 30, 2010  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd | 0 Comments »

In Search of Christopher Maclaine 2: The THE END Tour – A Work in Progress 1
September 29, 2010  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 11 Comments »

In Search of Christopher Maclaine 1: Man, Artist, Legend
September 28, 2010  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Hardcore: Paul Schrader in the 70′s – 4
September 3, 2010  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Hardcore: Paul Schrader in the 70′s – 3
August 31, 2010  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 2 Comments »

Hardcore: Paul Schrader in the 70′s – 2
August 29, 2010  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 1 Comment »

Hardcore: Paul Schrader in the 70′s – 1
August 29, 2010  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 1 Comment »

Endless Love: Accursed Film 2
August 18, 2010  |  By | Filed under Essay | 1 Comment »

Endless Love: Accursed Film 1
August 17, 2010  |  By | Filed under Essay | 0 Comments »

Thursday Night! Paul Clipson and Adam Heavenrich’s Super-8 BUCKY Cycle Performed Live!
June 2, 2010  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd | 0 Comments »

Stop the Presses! – Paul Clipson’s BUCKYS to Be Shown As Live Super-8 Performances Tonight!
May 27, 2010  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd | 0 Comments »

For the Next Two Weeks @The Roxie: Elliot Lavine’s Box of Cracker Jack Noir Oddities
May 13, 2010  |  By | Filed under Field Notes | 2 Comments »

If I still have your attention… Save Plus-X!
May 5, 2010  |  By | Filed under Field Notes | 1 Comment »

Celluloid Lovers Alert — Save Plus-X!
May 4, 2010  |  By | Filed under Field Notes | 9 Comments »

Struck Dumb by BRUCE CONNER: A Reminiscence
April 29, 2010  |  By | Filed under Field Notes | 2 Comments »

Art & Cinema 2
April 17, 2010  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd | 0 Comments »

Art & Cinema 1
April 16, 2010  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd | 0 Comments »

This Month: CINEMA SHOWDOWN! Chris Marker vs. Duras, Modesty Blaise stands up David Holzman for a Blind Date + The Joys of Filmmaking
April 1, 2010  |  By | Filed under Field Notes | 2 Comments »

Venus in and out of Furs: Joseph Losey’s “Eve” & “Accident”
March 26, 2010  |  By | Filed under Field Notes | 2 Comments »

Congratulations, 16mm!
March 8, 2010  |  By | Filed under Field Notes | 0 Comments »

Congratulations, San Francisco Art Institute!
March 8, 2010  |  By | Filed under Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

THIS WEEKEND! Bay Area Invaded by Ross Lipman’s Multiple Personas
February 27, 2010  |  By | Filed under Field Notes | 0 Comments »

Lessons of Darkness: Jacques Tourneur’s The Leopard Man
February 21, 2010  |  By | Filed under Field Notes | 0 Comments »

THIS WEEK! Scott MacDonald program 2, Ozu + Judith Rosenberg & S.F. Cinematheque’s Weekend of Live Cinema
February 18, 2010  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Field Notes | 2 Comments »

TONIGHT! Jacques Tati’s Playtime & Scott MacDonald program 1
February 11, 2010  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Field Notes | 2 Comments »

Kenneth Anger & Me
December 16, 2009  |  By | Filed under Field Notes | 3 Comments »

Woody Allen’s Interiors
October 27, 2009  |  By | Filed under Field Notes | 9 Comments »

A Dangerous Spectre Lurks Amongst Us: Paul Clipson presents Subversive Documentaries
August 28, 2009  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd | 0 Comments »

Film as a Battleground: Shirley Clarke’s Portrait of Jason
July 7, 2009  |  By | Filed under Field Notes | 2 Comments »

Robert Frank: Three Films. Tonight.
May 7, 2009  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd | 0 Comments »

Penetrating the ZONE: Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker
April 9, 2009  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Essay | 4 Comments »

Chantal Akerman & “Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles”
February 26, 2009  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Essay | 3 Comments »

¡Viva Las Vegas Showgirls!
December 18, 2008  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Essay | 2 Comments »

Berlin Alexanderplatz: Epilogue: Redux:
July 2, 2008  |  By | Filed under Conversations | 0 Comments »

From our B. Alexanderplatz projectionist: part 2
June 26, 2008  |  By | Filed under Conversations | 0 Comments »

Biberkopf: “Stupidhead”
June 16, 2008  |  By | Filed under Essay | 2 Comments »