Brecht Andersch is a writer, filmmaker, film curator, and a projectionist at SFMOMA. A co-founder of the Austin Film Society in 1985, he 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 in the blog’s early days in 2008, Andersch continued to contribute articles on SFMOMA film shows before becoming an OPEN SPACE columnist in 2010. 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 appeared in Radical Light: Alternative Film and Video in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-2000, published by University of California Press in 2010. Andersch is currently putting finishing touches on a low-budget feature-film amalgamating influences ranging from Cassavetes to the lyrical experimental mode of Brakhage and Baillie. Photographed in 16mm black & white, it’s scheduled for release in 2020.
2001: A Space Odyssey, the 70mm All-Photochemical Restoration
Posted on May 21, 2018
"They're Here!" San Francisco's INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978)
Posted on July 28, 2016
VERTIGO Obsession Pt. 2: The Judy Room
Posted on July 31, 2015
Judy Must Live! Notes Before and After Seeing VERTIGO in IB Technicolor
Posted on March 18, 2013
Bruce Baillie and Canyon Cinema present QUICK BILLY @ SFMOMA on Thursday, Sept. 29
Posted on September 26, 2011
Arthur Penn's American Agonia: THE CHASE
Posted on June 16, 2011
S.F. Cinematheque presents Radical Light - In Search of Christopher Maclaine: Man, Artist, Legend at SFMOMA this Thurs @7p.m.
Posted on March 28, 2011