The San Francisco Art Institute has had a long tradition of fostering the development of artists working with film and video in uniquely personal ways, and who have gone on to become successful artists, educators and curators. For many who have gone through the program, Janis Crystal Lipzin has been a strong mentor and role mode. As an interdisciplinary artist committed to filmmaking she has created a body of work that utilizes alternative photochemical processes, installation and performance to explore personal, political and environmental issues. This program features her newest work, a handmade Super-8/digital hybrid entitled De Luce 1: Vegetare, alongside a decade’s worth of work by alumni including Alexis Bravos, Brian Traylor, Chris Kennedy, Christina Battle, Elizabeth DiGiovanni, Jeremy Menzies, John Palmer, Kai-Ting Chuang, Karen Johannesen, Rick Bahto, Tsen-Chu Hsu, and Vanessa O’Neill. Proceeds from tonight’s program will be donated to the SFAI Faculty Union’s defense fund as they continue their struggle against the unjust layoffs of nine tenured faculty members, including Janis Crystal Lipzin. For more information visit rickbahto.wordpress.com.