Posts Tagged “Robert Redford”

Arthur Penn’s American Agonia: THE CHASE

06.16.2011  |  By
Filed under: Essay

The Chase plays tonight at 7 p.m. at the Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, as part of the retrospective  Arthur Penn, a Liberal Helping, showcasing 9 of the 10 major works by the great director. Click here for more information about this series.

In 1965, the United States was splitting apart at the seams. In February, Malcolm X was assassinated.... More

American Cinema

04.24.2010  |  By
Filed under: Field Notes

In a Fairfield Porter frame of mind I hopped a bus over to the edge of the Tenderloin, where an energetic new gallery, Ever Gold, has taken root at 441 O’Farrell Street.  Two young white male artists have worked up a show called American Cinema.

The invite was cute, with Bob Dylan as “Alias” in that Peckinpah film facing down Al Pacino as Serpico. Dylan stands to the left representing the West, old and new, and Pacino on the right, as though to hold down the NYC territory. Ryan Coffey lives and works in San Francisco, while Jaso... More