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.
Struck Dumb by BRUCE CONNER: A Reminiscence
Posted on April 29, 2010
This Month: CINEMA SHOWDOWN! Chris Marker vs. Duras, Modesty Blaise stands up David Holzman for a Blind Date + The Joys of Filmmaking
Posted on April 01, 2010
Venus in and out of Furs: Joseph Losey’s “Eve” & “Accident”
Posted on March 26, 2010
Congratulations, San Francisco Art Institute!
Posted on March 08, 2010
THIS WEEKEND! Bay Area Invaded by Ross Lipman’s Multiple Personas
Posted on February 27, 2010
Lessons of Darkness: Jacques Tourneur’s The Leopard Man
Posted on February 22, 2010
THIS WEEK! Scott MacDonald program 2, Ozu + Judith Rosenberg & S.F. Cinematheque’s Weekend of Live Cinema
Posted on February 18, 2010