Harry Smith: American Magus & Modern Alchemist

The Beat Museum joins Those Guys for Films With Friends, featuring the films of Harry Smith, along with the documentary Harry Smith: American Magus by Paola Igliori.

Harry Everett Smith (1923–1991) was an American polymath—artist, experimental filmmaker, anthropologist, collector, and mystic. His paintings and drawings are heavily influenced and portray sacred geometry and mysticism across numerous cultural traditions. His work in avant garde film, for which he is perhaps best known, frequently features animations, with patterns painted directly onto the celluloid.

More about Harry Smith at The Harry Smith Archives

This film screening is presented by filmmaker Dominic Angerame, part of the series Films With Friends every third Wednesday in North Beach. Sponsored by Telegraph Hill Dwellers.