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    Film Screening: We Start with the Things We Find

    Tuesday, December 12, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm PST

    General Admission: $25
    AIASF members receive $5 off general admission ticket by using promo code: AIASF


    5:30 PM
    Doors open

    6:00 PM
    Screening and Q&A with director Thomas Piper, Ada Tolla & Giuseppe Lignano of LOT-EK; Moderated by Lawrence Rinder, Director Emeritus, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.

    If we pay enough attention to the ordinary, we see the extraordinary. The shipping container is an accidental icon of our modern age: the eight-foot-by-forty-foot corrugated steel box that brings the world to our doorstep. It brings all our hearts’ desires’, available for purchase. And it brings us complicity in the global supply chains, and all the economic, ecological, technological, and political systems that forge those chains, as those great container ships link maker and user, buyer and seller, China and America together across the vast distances of the lawless sea.

    With hundreds of millions of obsolete and unused containers around the world, this is a new and necessary architecture of the future, that repairs and regenerates the unnatural environment that we have inherited from the past. We Start with the Things We Find is a feature-length documentary of this vision, and of the soulful lifelong partnership of the people, designers Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano, behind it.

    This special San Francisco screening of "We Start with the Things We Find" is presented in association with Todd Hosfelt Gallery and AIASF

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    Tuesday, December 12, 2023
    5:30 pm - 8:00 pm PST


    Roxie Theater
    The Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
    San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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