SCREENING + CONVERSATION
IN PERSON: FILMMAKER GRIFF WILLIAMS, ARTIST TUCKER NICHOLS & CURATOR NATASHA BOAS
CO-PRESENTED BY ART WORKS DOWNTOWN
Art is a reflection of the place from which it emerges, and Tell Them We Were Here chronicles artists living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area and how they extend the historical legacy of Bay Area activism. Embedded within the art practices of these eight artists we see some of the most pressing issues of our time: Prison Reform, Homelessness, Racial Equity, Feminism, Environmental Justice, Income Inequality. In an age of hyper-capitalism, these artists represent an empowering alternative worldview, one that emphasizes creativity and community.
The film follows the work of artists Sadie Barnette, Amy Franceschini (Futurefarmers), Jim Goldberg, Tucker Nichols, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Alicia McCarthy, Nigel Poor (Ear Hustle), and Michael Swaine.
The “supporting cast” includes Devendra Banhart, Dena Beard, René de Guzman, Tommy Guerrero, George McCalman, Cliff Hengst, Larry Rinder, Apsara DiQuinzio, Glen Helfand, Tabitha Soren, Ramekon O’Arwisters, Eleanor Coppola, Ala Ebtekar, Erin O’Toole, Matt Gonzalez, Ana Teresa Fernández, Hal Fischer, Kevin Killian, Phil Ross, Jim Melchert, and Natasha Boas.
Directors: Griff Williams, Keelan Williams (US 2022) 88 min.
THURSDAY, MAY 18 • 7:00
$13.25 General | $9.75 Seniors & Youth | $7.75 CAFILM members