An Evening with Toney W. Merritt

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Toney W. Merritt is an independent filmmaker and interdisciplinary artist whose career spans five decades. His unique corpus of personal films and videos, totaling more than 30 titles, draws upon and subverts numerous experimental, narrative and documentary strategies and techniques. Merritt was part of the group of artists who founded San Francisco’s No Nothing Cinema, an independent venue for irreverent, underground cinema during the 1980s. This program is a survey of works from the early 1970s to the present, including several new digitizations (courtesy of Harvard Film Archive), organized in partnership with the Canyon Cinema Foundation. Toney W. Merritt will introduce the screening and be on hand for a Q&A afterwards.

Game (1973, 4 min.)

A Kiss of Death (1974, 9 min)

Lonesome Cowboy (1979, 1 min)

EF (1979, 3 min)

Notes (1979, 1 min.)

Masked Incident (1979, 5.30 min)

Revolution (1980, 30 sec)

Asiam (1982, 6 min)

The Shadow Line (1985, 13 min)

Not a Music Video (1987, 7 min)

Welcome to the House of Raven (1997, 3.30 min)

A Dreadful Day (2016, 25 min)

B.L.M. (2020, 1 min)

Total Running Time: 80 min.

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