Time Being (Nelson, 1991)

Light Years

with filmmaker Gunvor Nelson
Friday, November 17, 2006 - 8:00pm

One of the few women to emerge from San Francisco's heady independent film scene of the 1960s, Swedish filmmaker Gunvor Nelson has produced one of the great bodies of work in experimental film. Her films and videos are at once intimate studies of life's emotional landscapes and sensual explorations of image and sound, built up through lush compositions and lyrical montages. Tonight, in a rare North American appearance, Nelson will present the second in a three-part overview of her work.  My Name is Oona (1969), Red Shift (1984) and Time Being (1991) focus on recurring themes in Nelson's filmography: her life, dreams, memories of motherhood and childhood, and the communication gap between generations. (68 minutes, 16mm)

Co-sponsored by Conversations At The Edge at the Gene Siskel Film Center and Chicago Filmmakers.