Pacific Film Archive is renowned for its commitment to exhibiting and collecting avant-garde film and video from the San Francisco Bay Area. On the occasion of the publication of Radical Light: Alternative Film and Video in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-2000, CineFiles launches a new module with expanded information about key films and filmmakers featured in the book.

Browse Films

Browse a list of Bay Area avant-garde films for which documents are available in CineFiles

Browse Filmmakers

Browse a list of Bay Area avant-garde filmmakers for whom documents are available in CineFiles

Related Links

The book Radical Light is accompanied by a gallery exhibition and a traveling film and video series. Please see the links below for more information on these programs.

Radical Light Project News Center


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Edited by BAM/PFA film and video curators Kathy Geritz and Steve Seid, and Steve Anker, dean of the School of Film/Video at CalArts.

Copublished by BAM/PFA and UC Press in 2010
32 pages paperback