Azar Saiyar’s My Home screened at Crossroads, San Francisco Cinematheque

Azar Saiyar’s My Home (2023) will be screened at Crossroads festival, held in San Francisco Cinematheque from September 8–10 2023. Founded by filmmaker Bruce Baillie in 1961, San Francisco Cinematheque is the Bay Area’s only dedicated venue for avan garde/experimental, underground and personally expressive film and video work, and one of the premier exponents of experimental/avant-garde film and video in the U.S.

The screening of My Home takes place in programme 4, on Saturday, September 9 2023, at 15:30 in Gray Area. In My Home, fragmented memories of childhood and adulthood blend together in a song that an unknown narrator is humming. In a sixties TV show children are learning a new game. Someone is waiting in the hallway for a permission to re-enter the classroom. Everything is set. Everything is nailed.

Azar Saiyar is a Helsinki-based filmmaker and visual artist. She often uses archive materials and plays with images and words of collective memory to look towards ways of looking, remembering and storytelling. Her films have been screened at international film and media art festivals, galleries, exhibitions, museums and broadcast on television.

Crossroads, September 8–10 2023, San Francisco, U.S.

More information: Crossroads

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