CROSSROADS 10 brings to the Bay Area ten curated programs of film, video, and performance featuring sixty-two avant-garde works by fifty-six artists representing seventeen countries (thirty artists anticipated in person). Major themes of this year's festival include considerations of contemporary surveillance culture, visual expressions of philosophical inquiry and spirituality, nostalgia for sensuality and intimacy in an increasingly mediated world, and the impact of climate change and political contraction on physical, social, and emotional landscapes worldwide.
The Crossroads festival, now in its 10th year, is a showcase for avant-garde/experimental, underground and idiosyncratic projects. It brings together over 60 hand-made films, videos and multi-media performance events with live music and dance in 10 different programs. Scott Stark’s “Love and the Epiphanists,” a quasi-historical narrative and performance hybrid employing reprinted and repurposed Hollywood movie trailers, is among its highlights.